Bank of Lithuania
Capital market development action plan
2022-08-23

Implementation of international sanctions in financial institutions

Capital market development action plan
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In carrying out, within its competence, risk-based supervision of FMPs, the Bank of Lithuania notes that FMPs do not always pay appropriate attention to the implementation of international sanctions and restrictive measures and that FMPs face difficulties in the implementation of international sanctions and restrictive measures in practice. In this Review of the Implementation of International Sanctions in Financial Institutions (hereinafter – the Review), the Bank of Lithuania provides key insights into the measures taken by FMPs to implement international sanctions and restrictive measures.

The Review is based on the provisions of legal acts and good practices of the EU and the Republic of Lithuania, Analysis of the International Sanctions Screening Systems conducted by the Bank of Lithuania over 20 FMPs (banks, electronic money institutions, payment institutions) in December 2021–May 2022 (hereinafter – the Analysis), contains examples of good practice identified during the Analysis and cases where the measures applied to implement international sanctions need to be improved.

sanctions, restrictive measures, international sanctions, financial sanctions, economic sanctions, sanctions screening, client screening, transaction screening, sanctions risk assessment, implementation of international sanctions, internal control system