Lao People's Democratic Republic

Lao People's Democratic Republic assessment schedule

  • 28 Aug 2023

    Lao's measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing This report summarises the AML/CFT measures in place as at the date of the on-site visit, 12-23 September 2022.. It analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of the AML/CFT system and recommends how the system can be strengthened.
  • 23 Jun 2017

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process - 23 June 2017 The FATF updated its statements identifying jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. Afghanistan and Lao PDR are no longer subject to the FATF's On-Going Global AML/CFT Compliance Process.
  • 24 Feb 2017

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: On-going Process - 24 February 2017 The FATF updated its statements identifying jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 21 Oct 2016

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process - 21 October 2016 The FATF recognised that Guyana had made significant progress in improving its regime to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process. The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 24 Jun 2016

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 24 June 2016 The FATF recognised that Myanmar and Papua New Guinea have made significant progress in improving their regimes to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 19 Feb 2016

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 19 February 2016 The FATF recognised that Algeria, Angola and Panama have made significant progress in improving their regimes to combat money laundering and terrorist financing and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.The FATF identified jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF.
  • 23 Oct 2015

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 23 October 2015 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 Indonesia has made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.
  • 26 Jun 2015

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 26 June 2015 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 Indonesia has made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.
  • 27 Feb 2015

    Improving Global AML/CFT Compliance: on-going process – 27 February 2015 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 Albania, Cambodia, Kuwait, Namibia, Nicaragua, Pakistan and Zimbabwe have made significant progress in improving their AML/CFT regime and will therefore no longer be subject to the FATF’s monitoring process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 15 Jun 2011

    Mutual Evaluation of Lao People's Democratic Republic Lao People's Democratic Republic is a member of APG, the assessment of the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT measures in Lao People's Democratic Republic was conducted by APG.

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Effectiveness

Ratings that reflect the extent to which a country's measures are effective. The assessment is conducted on the basis of 11 immediate outcomes, which represent key goals that an effective AML/CFT system should achieve.

Ratings that reflect the extent to which a country's measures are effective. The assessment is conducted on the basis of 11 immediate outcomes, which represent key goals that an effective AML/CFT system should achieve.

Benin Follow-Up Report 2023

IO1
LE
IO2
LE
IO3
LE
IO4
LE
IO5
LE
IO6
LE
IO7
LE
IO8
LE
IO9
LE
IO10
LE
IO11
LE

Benin Follow-Up Report 2023

R.1 - Assessing risk & applying risk-based approach
LC
R.2 - National cooperation and coordination
LC
R.3 - Money laundering offence
LC
R.4 - Confiscation and provisional measures
PC
R.5 - Terrorist financing offence
PC
R.6 - Targeted financial sanctions related to terrorism & terrorist financing
LC
R.7 - Targeted financial sanctions related to proliferation
LC
R.8 - Non-profit organisations
NC
R.9 - Financial institution secrecy laws
C
R.10 - Customer due diligence
PC
R.11 - Record keeping
LC
R.12 - Politically exposed persons
PC
R.13 - Correspondent banking
LC
R.14 - Money or value transfer services
PC
R.15 - New technologies
NC
R.16 - Wire transfers
PC
R.17 - Reliance on third parties
LC
R.18 - Internal controls and foreign branches and subsidiaries
LC
R.19 - Higher-risk countries
NC
R.20 - Reporting of suspicious transactions
PC
R.21 - Tipping-off and confidentiality
C
R.22 - DNFBPs: Customer due diligence
PC
R.23 - DNFBPs: Other measures
PC
R.24 - Transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons
NC
R.25 - Transparency and beneficial ownership of legal arrangements
NC
R.26 - Regulation and supervision of financial institutions
PC
R.27 - Powers of supervisors
C
R.28 - Regulation and supervision of DNFBPs
NC
R.29 - Financial intelligence units
C
R.30 - Responsibilities of law enforcement and investigative authorities
C
R.31 - Powers of law enforcement and investigative authorities
C
R.32 - Cash couriers
PC
R.33 - Statistics
LC
R.34 - Guidance and feedback
PC
R.35- Sanctions
LC
R.36 - International instruments
LC
R.37 - Mutual legal assistance
C
R.38 - Mutual legal assistance: freezing and confiscation
LC
R.39 - Extradition
LC
R.40 - Other forms of international cooperation
LC

HE = high level of effectiveness   |   SE = substantial level of effectiveness    |   ME = moderate level of effectiveness   |   LE = low level of effectiveness