Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia (FMS) was created in 2003 on the basis of the law of Georgia "On Facilitating the Prevention of Illicit Income Legalization" (6 June, 2003) and the Regulation of the Financial Monitoring Service of Georgia – Legal Entity of Public Law. Its main objective is facilitating the prevention of illicit income legalization and terrorism financing.
According to the AML/CFT Law of Georgia subject to monitoring shall be the transaction in case of cash as well as non-cash settlements if the amount of the transaction or the series of transactions exceeds GEL 30,000 (or its equivalent in other currency) and/or the transaction is suspicious regardless its amount.
FMS of Georgia is a member of Moneyval (Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism) and actively cooperates with international organizations and foreign FIUs.
It became a member of the Egmont Group in 2004 that connects 152 analogue authorities around the world. In such a way the FMS provides a rapid exchange of information with competent authorities of different countries.