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

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This follow-up report sets out the progress that Cabo Verde, member of FATF-Style Regional Body, Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has made in improving its level of compliance with the FATF standards, since their 2019 mutual evaluation.

Overall, Cabo Verde has not made sufficient progress in addressing the technical compliance deficiencies in the MER and has been re-rated on 2 Recommendations.

  • Recommendation 7 has been re-rated from LC to PC
  • Recommendation 21 has been re-rated from C to LC

Cabo Verde will remain on the Enhanced Follow-up process and will continue to report to the GIABA Plenary on progress to strengthen its implementation of AML/CFT measures.

GIABA Follow-Up Report Cabo Verde-2021

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Technical Compliance

Ratings which reflect the extent to which a country has implemented the technical requirements of the FATF Recommendations.

C = compliant   |   LC = largely compliant     |   PC = partially compliant   |   NC = non-compliant

Earlier reports

  • 9 Aug 2019

    Cabo Verde's measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation This report provides a summary of the AML/CFT measures in place in Cabo Verde as at the date of the on-site visit (27 November, 2017 to 13 December, 2017). It analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations, the level of effectiveness of its AML/CFT system and makes recommendations on how the system could be strengthened.
  • 7 Sep 2008

    Mutual Evaluation Cape Verde Cape Verde is a member of GIABA, the assessment of the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT measures in Cape Verde was conducted by GIABA.

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