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Bank Secrecy Act
Banco Delta Asia Sarl - Designation of Primary Money Laundering Concern
April 2, 2007

Summary: The Department of the Treasury has designated Banco Delta Asia SARL, Macau Special Administrative Region, China, as a financial institution of primary money laundering concern and has issued the attached final rule restricting domestic financial institutions' banking relationships with this entity.


  • On March 14, 2007, the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued the attached final rule designating Banco Delta Asia SARL, Macau Special Administrative Region, China, to be a financial institution of "primary money laundering concern" under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
  • The final rule includes a special measure that prohibits or imposes conditions upon the opening or maintaining of correspondent or payable-through accounts in the U.S. for, or on behalf of, Banco Delta Asia SARL.
  • This prohibition extends to correspondent or payable- through accounts maintained for other foreign banks when such accounts are used by the foreign bank to provide financial services to Banco Delta Asia SARL indirectly.
  • The final rule will be effective April 18, 2007.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Bank Secrecy Act

Final Rule - PDF 101k (PDF Help)

Review Examiner Heather L. Basnett at
SAS FIL@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-3673

Printable Format:
FIL-30-2007 - PDF 35k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 4/2/2007 communications@fdic.gov

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