The Institute joins the regional workshop on Trade-Based Money Laundering in Panama


Between April 3rd and 4th, Mr. Filippo Musca, Acting Director General of the Siracusa International Institute and Mr. Tobias Freeman, Senior Legal Officer, are participating in the Regional Workshop on Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML) in Panama.

This initiative is organised by the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT) and its main aims are:

  • Make visible the links between money laundering and illicit trade, particularly in relation to money laundering through commerce;


  • Share successful experiences and challenges in terms of identification, prevention, and criminal prosecution of TBML;


  • Generate a space for dialogue to strengthen interaction and cooperation among institutional actors of the various participating countries;


  • Generate inputs to promote awareness of the problem in the region and how to combat TBML.


The regional workshop is structured in four different panels and a final roundtable discussion. Mr. Freeman will deliver a speech within the first panel, which is specifically focused on the analysis of trade-based money laundering, while Mr. Musca will give his contribution at the 4th panel which is entitled “Money Laundering and trade, a vision from the private sector“.

The Siracusa International Institute can play a paramount role in developing and promoting a cross sectorial understanding of transnational criminal phenomena such as illicit trade and money laundering, by analysing existing trends, predicting future trends and shaping farsighted strategies and technical assistance activities to tackle such criminal phenomena.