As of the 10th January 2020, the Canadian government has introduced new anti-money laundering measures which affect all art dealers, galleries and their clients, existing and new.
Mountain Galleries (Sand-Ski Holdings Ltd.), is required to take all reasonable steps to take significant steps to ensure we comply with Anti Money Laundering procedures in the same way as a bank does when opening new customer accounts. These measures are industry wide including auction houses and individual dealers.
The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Canada (FINTRAC) in compliance with the Criminal Code and Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) requires any sale being purchased internationally is concluded over $10,000, we are obliged by law to verify the identity of clients buying artwork from us.
We will ask for a copy of a valid photo identity (a passport, driving licence or national ID card) which shows the buyer's full name, date of birth, nationality and permanent residential address.
We will require company details including proof of incorporation, directors and the ultimate beneficial owners.
When acting on behalf of a buyer, we will require you to identify the ultimate buyer in addition to yourself.
Payments to the gallery will need to be received from a bank account held in the same name of the client named on the invoice and match the identity documents given.Any information you provide us with will be held securely and confidentially and processed in accordance with Global Data Protection Regulations.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Should you have any questions, please do get in touch with us via email or phone