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FATF Plenary meetings - Chairman's Summaries

Australian Presidency - Roger Wilkins AO : July 2014 - June 2015

Paris, 18 October 2014
  • The FATF and the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group jointly organised an Experts' Meeting on Corruption to discuss issues of common interest.

Russian Presidency - Vladimir Nechaev: July 2013 - June 2014

Paris, 25-27 June 2014

  • The FATF adopted a number of reports, such as a typologies report on the risk of terrorist financing abuse of non-profits, and the key definitions and potential AML/CFT risks of virtual currencies. It reviewed voluntary tax compliance programmes in several jurisdictions and updated its statements concerning high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions. It approved the exit from follow-up of Argentina, Australia, Germany and Korea and issued a statement calling on Japan to enact adequate anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing legislation. 

Paris, 22 June 2014

  • The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), in coordination with relevant bodies from the United Nations, organised an Experts Meeting on Targeted Financial Sanctions. The objective of the meeting was to bring together targeted financial sanction experts at the global level, to increase collaboration, coordination and sharing of information between relevant bodies

Brussels, 25-26 March 2014

  • The FATF met with representatives of the private sector to discuss updates to the guidance on the application of the risk-based approach in their relevant sector. The meeting also provided an opportunity to hear about issues of concern or interest to the private sector.

Brussels, 24 March 2014

  • Discussions at the AML/CFT and Data Protection Experts Seminar, organised by the FATF and hosted by the European Commission, focused on the need for consistency in the anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) and data protection requirements and on the importance of effective compliance with FATF Recommendations. Experts on AML/CFT and data protection, as well as relevant private sector experts, met in Brussels on 24 March to exchange views and map common issues.

Paris, 12-14 February 2014

  • The FATF Plenary updated its statements identifying high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions. The Plenary adopted the follow-up reports to the mutual evaluations of Aruba (Kingdom of the Netherlands), Austria, Canada, Luxembourg, Mexico and the Netherlands and reviewed the voluntary tax compliance programmes in several jurisdictions.

Paris, 16-18 October 2013

  • The FATF Plenary updated its statements identifying high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions.  The Plenary adopted the follow-up reports to the mutual evaluations of New Zealand and the Russian Federation. FATF also adopted a number of  reports, such as best practices on the use of the FATF Recommendations to combat corruption, and terrorist financing in West Africa. The FATF also reviewed the impact of new voluntary tax compliance programmes of Argentina and Belgium on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism measures. 

Paris, 12 October 2013

  • The Experts' Meeting on Corruption, chaired by FATF President Vladimir Nechaev, brought together anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing experts and anti-corruption experts from 27 jurisdictions and 15 organisations for the purpose of discussing issues of mutual interest.

See also:
Annual report 2013-2014

Norwegian Presidency - Bjørn Skogstad Aamo: July 2012 - June 2013

Oslo, 19-21 June 2013

  • The FATF Plenary reviewed the impact of new voluntary tax compliance programmes of Argentina and Turkey on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures. The Plenary adopted the follow-up reports to the mutual evaluations of Finland, India and Ireland. FATF also adopted a number of reports, such as the international best practices in combating the abuse of non-profit organisations, and the report on money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerabilities of legal professionals.

London, 24 April 2013

  • FATF met with Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) on 24 April, the aim of the meeting was to stress the importance of ensuring that FATF Recommendation 8 on NPOs is not being implemented in a manner that disrupts or discourages legitimate charitable activity.

Paris, 20-22 February 2013

  • The FATF Plenary adopted the Methodology for Assessing Technical Compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems; Guidance on AML/CFT measures and financial inclusion and Guidance on conducting National Risk Assessment. The FATF also issued a statement on Turkey, and an update on AML/CFT Improvements in Ghana and Venezuela. 

Paris 17-19 October 2012

  • The FATF Plenary issued a statement concerning Turkey, reviewed the voluntary tax compliance programmes in Curaçao and published the follow-up report to the mutual evaluation report of Hong Kong, China. The Plenary also revised two Best Practices Papers and the Reference Guide and Information Note on the use of the FATF Recommendations to support the fight against Corruption.

See also:
Annual Report 2012-2013

Italian Presidency - Giancarlo Del Bufalo: July 2011 - June 2012

Rome, 20-22 June 2012

  • The FATF received an update on progress made by Argentina and Turkmenistan, issued a statement on Turkey, reviewed the voluntary tax compliance programmes in Spain, Pakistan and Curaçao and published three reports which outline new methods and trends in money laundering and terrorist financing.  

Paris, 15-17 February 2012

  • FATF approved the new FATF Recommendations, issued statements concerning Argentina, Honduras and Paraguay, approved the follow-up report to the mutual evaluation of China and welcomed the Groupe d'Action Contre le Blanchiment d'Argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC) as an observer.

Paris, 27-28 October 2011

  • FATF issued statements concerning Argentina, Bangladesh and Ukraine and approved the follow-up report to the mutual evaluation of Greece.

See also: 
FATF Annual Report 2011-2012  

Mexican Presidency - Luis Urrutia Corral: July 2010 - June 2011

Mexico, 22-24 June 2011, joint FATF-GAFISUD Plenary

  • FATF issued a statement on the progress made by Argentina, and the mutual evaluation reports for the State of Kuwait and the Sultanate of Oman were adopted

Paris, 23-25 February 2011

  • The mutual evaluations of France and the Netherlands were approved.

Paris, 20-22 October 2010

  • FATF approved the mutual evaluation of Argentina, as well as follow-up reports of the Kingdom of Denmark, Spain and Sweden. The FATF Plenary also provided an update on AML/CFT improvements in Qatar and Azerbaijan

see also: 
Annual Report 2010-2011

Dutch Presidency - Paul Vlaanderen: July 2009 - June 2010

Amsterdam, 23-25 June 2010
  • India became a full member of the FATF and the mutual evaluations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India and Brazil were approved.
Abu Dhabi, 17-19 February 2010, joint FATF-MENAFATF Plenary
  • FATF approved the mutual evaluations of Germany and Luxembourg.

see also: 
Annual Report 2009-2010