Costa Rica close to new legislation on money-laundering
Costa Rican lawyers, notaries, accountants, real estate agents, casinos, and non-profit organizations and others will be required to report suspicious transactions made by their clients that may be used as a tool for money laundering or for financing terrorism.
The Bill approved in first reading in the Legislative Assembly last Thursday establishes the obligations on professionals engaged in non-financial activities, such as lawyers, accountants, notaries and real estate agents.
The bill needs to be approved in second reading before it can be enacted.
Source: Q Costa Rica