20th Anniversary Argentina's Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF-AR)

Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit celebrates its twentieth anniversary.

This May 5, and as from the enactment of Law 25246, the Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its creation.

Throughout all these years, within a context of global economic and financial changes, UIF-AR has taken on different challenges towards the strengthening of the standards for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.

At this stage, in accordance with the guidelines of the State policies defined as of December 10, 2019, the FATF Recommendations, the Egmont Group principles, and situated thought, the political-criminal parameters which drive the action of the FIU were redefined. All this with a view to also resuming and pushing forward investigations about complex crimes—such as tax evasion, smuggling, human trafficking, public-private corruption, drug trafficking and other transnational crimes—which are most detrimental to the Argentine society and the international community as a whole.

Within the framework of this anniversary, we would like to thank all those who have worked and continue to work in a loyal manner so as to protect the financial system and its transparency, and on the other hand, to express how satisfied we feel for being part of a work team committed to the institutional values and the effective protection of the integrity of the financial and economic system of our country.

Carlos Cruz, President
Mariana Quevedo, Vice-president