Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act
Marginal note:Foreign branches and subsidiaries
9.7 (1) Every entity referred to in any of paragraphs 5(a) to (g), except for authorized foreign banks within the meaning of section 2 of the Bank Act and for foreign companies within the meaning of section 2 of the Insurance Companies Act, shall, in respect of its foreign branches, and in respect of its foreign subsidiaries that carry out activities similar to those of entities referred to in those paragraphs and that are either wholly-owned by the entity or have financial statements that are consolidated with those of the entity, develop policies that establish requirements similar to the requirements of sections 6, 6.1 and 9.6 and ensure that those branches and subsidiaries apply those policies to the extent it is permitted by, and does not conflict with, the laws of the country in which the branch or subsidiary is located.
Marginal note:Board approval of policies
(2) Before the policies referred to in subsection (1) are applied, the entity’s board of directors, if there is one, shall approve them.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) an entity that is a subsidiary of an entity to which that subsection applies; or
(b) an entity that is a subsidiary of a foreign entity that has developed policies that establish requirements for its subsidiaries that are similar to the requirements of sections 6, 6.1 and 9.6, if that subsidiary is applying those policies to the extent it is permitted by, and do not conflict with, the laws of Canada or a province.
Marginal note:Records and reporting
(4) If the application by a foreign branch or a foreign subsidiary of a policy referred to in subsection (1) is not permitted by or would conflict with the laws of the country in which the branch or subsidiary is located, the entity shall keep and retain, in accordance with section 6, a record of that fact and of the reasons why it is not permitted or it would conflict, and shall, within a reasonable time, notify the Centre, and the principal agency or body that supervises or regulates it under federal or provincial law, of that fact and those reasons.
- 2006, c. 12, s. 8
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1866
- 2014, c. 20, s. 260
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