Find details about the Netherlands' commitments to and implementation of beneficial ownership transparency reforms

Records last updated: 21 September 2023

Committed to one or more

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  • Public register(s)

Implemented one or more

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Commitment details

  • As an Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) member, Netherlands has committed to beneficial ownership transparency for the extractives sector. [28 June 2018]
  • As a European Union member, the Netherlands 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
  • The Netherlands made a commitment to beneficial ownership transparency and effectively implementing FATF’s revised Recommendation 24 during the second Summit for Democracy [29 March 2023] link to commitment

Implementation details

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