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Tracfin (acronym for Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins, Intelligence Processing and Action Against Clandestine Financial Circuits in English) is a service of the French Ministry of Finances. It fights money laundering.

Tracfin is a unit of the then French Ministry for Economy, Finance and Industry and the Ministry for the Budget, Public Accounts, the Civil Service and State Reform with a statewide reach. Since its foundation in 1990 its aim is to fight against illegal financial operations, money laundering and terrorism financing. It is now a financial intelligence service attached to the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty (Ministère de l’Économie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté industrielle et numérique) named Traitement du renseignement et action contre les circuits financiers clandestins (French financial Unit for Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism).[1]

Its mission is to collect, analyze and exploit financial intelligence[2] with a triple focus:

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  1. ^ Olech, Aleksander (2022). French and Polish fight against terrorism. Poznan. p. 80. ((cite book)): |website= ignored (help)CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  2. ^ "Rapport d'activité 2018 de TRACFIN" (PDF). (in French). July 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  3. ^ "The European Public Prosecutor's Office and Tracfin strengthen their cooperation". European Public Prosecutor's Office. 26 October 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.