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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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Money Laundering from Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids

29 Nov 2022

While there has been an increase in migrant smuggling, many countries do not consider it a high-risk crime for money laundering and the associated financial flows are rarely investigated.  This FATF report analyses the money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with migrant smuggling. 

Webinar on Money Laundering through the Real Estate sector

28 Nov 2022

This FATF webinar explored how criminals launder the proceeds of crime through the real estate sector and what authorities and the private sector can do to detect and disrupt these financial flows.

China's progress in strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing

29 Nov 2022

This follow-up report analyses China's progress in addressing the technical compliance deficiencies identified in its 2019 Mutual Evaluation.

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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.

Countries

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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