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Clifford Chance

Briefings

Why Hong Kong is China's Sanctions Hot Spot

26 September 2019

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued its much anticipated Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) of Hong Kong on 4 September 2019. Among its recommendations, the MER encouraged Hong Kong to closely monitor its exposure to proliferation financing, especially from North Korea. It is the latest reminder that there are sanctions risks lurking under Hong Kong's compliant surface that are bigger than you might think. 

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