Consolidated Processes and Procedures for Mutual Evaluations and Follow-Up Universal Procedures

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Universal Procedures

The assessments of countries' effective implementation of the 2012 FATF Recommendations are conducted in accordance with the 2013 Assessment Methodology.

In principle, FATF-Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs) and International Financial Institutions, should  be using the same or similar procedures as the FATF.  While there is some flexibility in the procedural arrangements, there is a set of core elements that should apply to all assessments. This obligation is noted in the High-Level Principles and Objectives for FATF and FATF-style regional bodies which govern the relationship between FATF and FSRB. 

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Key documents in the FATF mutual evaluation process 

Assessment Methodology 2022

The FATF amended its assessment methodology and procedures in 2022, and the Universal Procedures in 2023. The Global Network commenced a new round of evaluations in 2024 using these revised Universal Procedures. The Universal Procedures available above and the 2013 FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems (see below) will continue to apply to countries being evaluated and those engaged in follow-up processes under the previous round of evaluations.