FIA's Anti-Money laundering (Exchange of Information) Regulations,2018 enable local and foreign law enforcement agencies, through FIA, to reach out to financial institutions to locate accounts and transactions of persons that may be involved in terrorism or significant money laundering. One of the requirements to access this information includes the need for the requestor of the information to have a national mandate to investigate an unlawful activity. Another requirement is the need for the investigating authority, at the very least, to indicate what unlawful activity is being investigated.
FIA also provides a wide array of support, including training and materials, to the law enforcement community in educating them on the operations of financial mechanisms susceptible to financial crimes such as the Uganda Police Force Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Manual developed and published by the FIA.
As the FIU for Uganda, FIA is part of a global network of more than 100 FIUs, known as the Egmont Group. Through this network, FIA can facilitate information exchange on law enforcement investigations that have an international component.