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The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. It sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities and the harm they cause to society. Find out more about the issues that the FATF is working on, such as: 

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Misuse of Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

22 Nov 2023

This  joint FATF-OECD report highlights how Citizenship and Residency by Investment (CBI/RBI) programmes can allow criminals more global mobility and help them hide their identity and criminal activities behind shell companies in other jurisdictions.

Best Practices on Combating the Abuse of Non-Profit Organisations

16 Nov 2023

The FATF has updated its Best Practices to reflect the amendments to Recommendation 8 and to help countries, the non-profit sector and financial institutions understand how best to protect relevant NPOs from abuse for terrorist financing, without unduly disrupting or discouraging legitimate NPO activities.
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Recovering International Proceeds of Crime through Inter-Agency Networks

16 Nov 2023

This report is a detailed study of the role and impact of Asset Recovery InterAgency Networks (ARINs). FATF’s analysis highlights successes of these informal international or regional networks, as well as the challenges that some of them face, such as resource constraints, lack of long-term financial sustainability.
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The FATF Recommendations

The FATF Recommendations are the basis on which all countries should meet the shared objective of tackling money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation. The FATF calls upon all countries to effectively implement these measures in their national systems.

FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems

The FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems sets out the evaluation process.

Information for the private sector

The private sector plays a vital role in effectively detecting and preventing misuse of the financial system for money laundering, terrorism or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.


Over 200 jurisdictions around the world have committed to the FATF Recommandations through the global network of FSRBS and FATF membership.

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