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The Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Resources of Illegal Origin is published in the Federal Official Gazette of October 17, 2012, (in force as from July 18, 2013) which purpose is to establish the measures and procedures to prevent and detect acts or operations that involve resources of illegal origin.

It has a business impact in the development of certain activities classified by the Law as vulnerable, in which it is required, in accordance with its amount or nature, to send a notice to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit regarding the operation held, or to have them fully identified.

Fines are foreseen for those who do not comply with the obligations, and it will also be considered as a criminal behavior to provide fake documents, or in a willful misconduct manner, modify or alter information, data or images destined to be incorporated in such notices.

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