Belgium

Find details about Belgium's beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 11 June 2024

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Implemented one or more

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Implementation details

Belgium UBO Register

Name
Belgium UBO Register
Scope
Full-economy
Register launched
2018
Threshold used to determine beneficial ownership
25%
Structured data publicly available
No
Published as BODS
No
Available via API
No

Commitment details

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  • As a European Union member, Belgium was obliged to create a central, public register of beneficial ownership as part of the EU’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. Following the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union on 22 November 2022, member states are no longer required to provide public access, and are instead required to, at a minimum, provide access to those that can demonstrate a legitimate interest. [19 April 2018] link to commitment
  • At the 2023 Summit for Democracy, Belgium committed to effective implementation of beneficial ownership transparency measures and the maintenance of a beneficial ownership registry or an alternative mechanism [29 March 2023] link to commitment