INTERSHORES I Prohibited Or Unacceptable Activities List of Onshore/Offshore Bank

Different bank has its own policy to accept clients.  Below business activities are usually considered as prohibited or high risk activities that may not be accepted by onshore/offshore banks:


1.    Production or trade in weapons and munitions, radioactive materials.

2.    Production or trade in tobacco, pharmaceuticals subject to international phase outs or bans.

3.    Production or trade in pesticides/herbicides subject to international phase outs or bans, wood or other forestry products from unmanaged forests.

4.    Production or trade in ozone depleting substances subject to international phase out.

5.    Production, trade, storage or transport of significant volumes of hazardous chemicals, or commercial scale usage of hazardous chemicals.

6.    Trading of wildlife or wildlife products regulated under CITES, animal fur, bones or ivory, fireworks, explosives and nuclear weapons.

7.    Diamond trading without Kimberley Certification, GIA or its equivalent.

8.    Jewel, gem, precious metal dealers.

9.    Mining, quarries, processing of metal ores or coal.

10.   Commercial logging operations or purchase of logging equipment for use in primary tropical moist forest.

11.   Drift net fishing in the marine environment using nets in excess of 2.5km in length.

12.   Drug trafficking including chemicals used to manufacture synthetic drugs.

13.   Vessel security.

14.   Business relating to pornography or prostitution, online dating, adult chat room.

15.   Indecent and obscene material including child pornography.

16.   Human body parts and pathogens.

17.   Production or activities involving harmful or exploitative forms of forced labor/harmful child labor.

18.   Gambling, casinos, betting, horse racing, bingo, sports betting or equivalent enterprises.

19.   Online casino, online poker, online gambling, online betting, online trading.

20.   Prize draws; gift cards; any form of lottery/ scratch cards.

21.   Bitcoin binary Trading; virtual money.

22.   Investment from several individuals (third parties) without proper approval.

23.   Cash pooling structures.

24.   Money exchange dealer.

25.   Cultural objects like sculptures, statues, antiques, collectors items, archeological pieces from certain countries.

26.   Business activity that abuse confidential/material/non-public information, giving or receiving gifts that could be interpreted as intending to influence business decision.

27.   Donation, charities.

28.   Jewel, gem or precious metal dealers.

29.   Business structure with bearer shares and bonds.


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