Annual Report 2017-2018

FATF Annual Report 2017-2018

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Under the Argentinean Presidency of Mr. Santiago Otamendi, the FATF achieved a number of important outcomes, which are set out in the FATF Annual Report 2017-2018.

Among these outcomes are:

Terrorist financing - During this Plenary year, tackling the threat of terrorist financing continued to be the top priority and the FATF completed its two-year terrorist financing operational plan and adopted a new plan to continue its focus on the evolving threat.

Methods and Trends - The FATF continuously updated its knowledge on new terrorist financing methods and trends, which included a research project on the financing of recruitment for terrorism. 

Revision to the standards and new guidance - This year, the FATF revised its standards to respond to the evolving money laundering and terrorist financing threats, including on information sharing (Recommendation 18) and guidance on counter proliferation financing. 

Mutual Evaluation Process - During this Plenary year, the FATF adopted the mutual evaluation reports of Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, Mexico and Iceland which set out the effectiveness and technical compliance of each country's measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.     

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