High-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions

On the basis of the results of the review by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG), jurisdictions may be publicly identified in one of the two FATF public documents that are issued three times a year.

The first public document, the FATF’s Public Statement, identifies:

1) jurisdictions that have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies and to which counter-measures apply

2) Jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies that have not made sufficient progress in addressing the deficiencies or have not committed to an action plan developed with the FATF to address the deficiencies.

In the second FATF public document, “Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process”, the FATF identifies jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies that have provided a high-level political commitment to address the deficiencies through implementation of an action plan developed with the FATF. The situation differs in each jurisdiction and therefore each presents different degrees of ML/FT risks. The FATF encourages its members to consider the strategic deficiencies identified in the second public document.

Monitoring of Progress

The FATF closely monitors progress of these jurisdictions and the implementation of their action plans. The FATF will continue to work with the jurisdictions during the implementation of their action plans until adequate progress has been made and jurisdictions can be removed from public identification. The FATF will also continue, on an ongoing basis, to identify additional jurisdictions that pose ML/FT risks to the international financial system.

In particular, the FATF called upon its members and urged all jurisdictions to strengthen preventive measures and apply effective counter-measures against Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, since February 2009 and February 2011, respectively.

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12 Dec 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina need to address AML/CFT deficiencies immediately and meaningfully

The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL adopted, at its 46th plenary meeting, a public statement, urging Bosnia and Herzegovina to immediately and meaningfully address its AML/CFT deficiencies.

24 Oct 2014

Public Statement - 24 October 2014

The FATF has updated its public statement identifying jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in anti money-laundering / countering the financing of terrorism measures. FATF calls on countries to apply counter-measures to Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. FATF also calls its members to consider the risks emanating from Algeria, Ecuador, Indonesia and Myanmar.

24 Oct 2014

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 24 October 2014

The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic weaknesses in their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. These countries have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these AML/CTF weaknesses. FATF congratulates Argentina, Cuba, Ethiopia, Tajikistan and Turkey for the strategic progress made in addressing the AML/CFT deficiencies earlier identified by the FATF.

19 Sep 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina: continued lack of progress in anti-money laundering / counter-terrorist financing legislation

The Council of Europe’s anti-money laundering body MONEYVAL adopted, at its 45th plenary meeting, a public statement on the continued lack of progress in Bosnia and Herzegovina,on legislation to address MONEYVAL’s concerns.

27 Jun 2014

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 27 June 2014

The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic weaknesses in their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) framework. These countries have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these AML/CTF weaknesses. The FATF recognised that Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal and Tanzania made significant progress in improving their AML/CTF regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.

27 Jun 2014

FATF Public Statement - 27 June 2014

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in February 2014 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

6 Jun 2014

Bosnia and Herzegovina: lack of progress in adopting necessary legislation

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) of the Council of Europe issued a public statement on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the light of continued lack of progress in the adoption of necessary legislation to address its concerns. MONEYVAL has invited the FATF to bring their concerns to the attention of the global network of the FATF.

30 May 2014

CFATF decides to call for counter measures against Guyana and recognises significant progress made by Belize

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has identified Guyana, as a jurisdiction with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies and has called on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from Guyana. CFATF has referred Guyana to the FATF. CFATF recognised the significant progress made by Belize to address AML/CFT deficiencies.

14 Feb 2014

FATF Public Statement - 14 February 2014

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in October 2013 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

14 Feb 2014

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 14 February 2014

The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. The FATF recognised that Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh and Vietnam have made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.

21 Nov 2013

CFATF decides to call for counter measures against Belize and Guyana

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force has identified Belize and Guyana, as jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies that pose a risk to the international financial system. Belize and Guyana are subject a call by CFATF on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks emanating from these countries. Domenica has made sufficient progress in addressing deficiencies since the public statement of May 2013.

18 Oct 2013

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process, 18 October 2013

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

18 Oct 2013

FATF Public Statement, 18 October 2013

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in June 2013 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

21 Jun 2013

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going process - 21 June 2013

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

21 Jun 2013

FATF Public Statement - 21 June 2013

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in February 2013 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

30 May 2013

CFATF Public Statement

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has issued a public statement identifying jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies that pose a risk to the international financial system. CFATF, one of the FATF-Style Regional Bodies, works closely with these jurisdictions to address these deficiencies.

22 Feb 2013

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going process - 22 February 2013

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

22 Feb 2013

FATF Public Statement 22 February 2013

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in October 2012 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

19 Oct 2012

FATF Public Statement - 19 October 2012

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in June 2012 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

19 Oct 2012

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 19 October 2012

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

25 Jun 2012

FATF Public Statement - 22 June 2012

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in February 2012 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

25 Jun 2012

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 22 June 2012

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

22 Jun 2012

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16 Feb 2012

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 16 February 2012

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

16 Feb 2012

FATF Public Statement - 16 February 2012

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in October 2011 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

28 Oct 2011

FATF Public Statement - 28 October 2011

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in June 2011 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

28 Oct 2011

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 28 October 2011

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

24 Jun 2011

FATF Public Statement - 24 June 2011

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in February 2011 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

24 Jun 2011

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 24 June 2011

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

25 Feb 2011

FATF Public Statement - 25 February 2011

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in October 2010 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

25 Feb 2011

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 25 February 2011

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

22 Oct 2010

FATF Public Statement - 22 October 2010

The FATF has updated its public statement issued in June 2010 which identifies jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

22 Oct 2010

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: update on-going process - October 2010

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.

25 Jun 2010

FATF Public Statement - 25 June 2010

To protect the international financial system from ML/FT risks and to encourage greater compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies and, along with the FATF-style regional bodies (FSRBs), works with them to address those deficiencies that pose a risk to the international financial system.

25 Jun 2010

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: update on-going process - June 2010

The FATF has identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.

18 Feb 2010

FATF Public Statement - February 2010

To protect the international financial system from ML/FT risks and to encourage greater compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the FATF identified jurisdictions that have strategic deficiencies and, along with the FATF-style regional bodies (FSRBs), works with them to address those deficiencies that pose a risk to the international financial system.

18 Feb 2010

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: update on-going process - February 2010

As part of its ongoing review of compliance with the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards, the FATF has to date identified a number of jurisdictions which have strategic deficiencies. These jurisdictions have developed an action plan with the FATF to address these deficiencies. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies. FATF welcomes these commitments.

16 Oct 2009

FATF Statement concerning Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Príncipe - October 2009

Issuing a statement reaffirming its call on members and others jurisdictions for effective counter-measures concerning the risks to the integrity of the international financial system emanating from Iran. The FATF remains concerned about the money laundering and terrorist financing risks emanating from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Príncipe.

9 Jul 2009

About the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) Initiative

A summary of the NCCT process which ended in 2007 when the last country was delisted.

26 Jun 2009

FATF Statement concerning Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Príncipe - 26 June 2009

Issuing a statement reaffirming its call for effective counter-measures concerning the risks to the integrity of the international financial system emanating from Iran. The FATF remains concerned about the money laundering and terrorist financing risks emanating from Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Príncipe.

25 Feb 2009

FATF Statement concerning Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Príncipe - 26 February 2009

The anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) systems of Iran, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tome and Principe were the subject of a statement issued during the FATF XX Plenary, held in Paris.

16 Oct 2008

FATF Statement - 16 October 2008

During the FATF Plenary XX in Rio de Janeiro, the FATF issued a statement concerning Iran, Uzbekistan,Turkmenistan, Pakistan and São Tomé and Principe and the AML/CFT improvements in the northern part of Cyprus.

20 Jun 2008

FATF Statement - 20 June 2008

The FATF Plenary has reaffirmed its public statement of 28 February 2008 regarding the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism risks posed by Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and São Tomé and Principe, and the northern part of Cyprus.

28 Feb 2008

FATF Statement - 28 February 2008

The FATF is concerned about the lack of comprehensive AML/CFT systems in Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, São Tomé and Príncipe and the northern part of Cyprus.

High-risk and non-cooperative Jurisdictions - October 2014

Public Statement

 Iran
 Democratic Peoples's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

 Algeria
 Ecuador
 Indonesia
 Myanmar

 > full statement 

Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going processs

 Afghanistan
 Albania
 Angola
 Cambodia
 Guyana
 Iraq
 Kuwait
 Lao PDR
 Namibia
 Nicaragua
 Pakistan
 Panama
 Papua New Guinea
 Sudan
 Syria
 Uganda
 Yemen
 Zimbabwe

 Jurisdictions no longer subject to monitoring

 Argentina
 Cuba
 Ethiopia
 Tajikistan
 Turkey

 > full statement 

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