Member States must require obliged
entities, and, where applicable, their directors and employees, to cooperate
fully by promptly:
- (a) informing the FIU, including by filing a report, on their own initiative, where the obliged entity knows, suspects or has reasonable grounds to suspect that funds, regardless of the amount involved, are the proceeds of criminal activity or are related to terrorist financing, and by promptly responding to requests by the FIU for additional information in such cases; and
- (b) providing the FIU directly, at its request, with all necessary information (Article 33(1)).
The person appointed in accordance with
point (a) of Article 8(4) ie the compliance officer) must transmit the
information referred to in Article 33(1) of this Article to the FIU of the
Member State in whose territory the obliged entity transmitting the information
is established (Article 33(2)).