Counterterrorism Finance Unit [CT Finance] Law and Legal Definition

The Counterterrorism Finance Unit (CT Finance) is a part of the U.S. Department of State that implements significant parts of our nation's strategy to cut off financial support to terrorists. The CT Finance works closely with the Terrorist Designations Unit in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

The CT Finance Unit coordinates the delivery of technical assistance and training to governments around the world that seek to improve their ability to investigate, identify, and interdict the flow of money to terrorist groups.

The CT Finance Unit funds and coordinates interagency training and technical assistance in the five basic components of a comprehensive counter terrorist financing/anti-money laundering regime along with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the U.S. Department of State. Five components include legal frameworks, financial regulatory systems, financial intelligence units, law enforcement, and judicial/prosecutorial development.