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12 November 2019  -  FATF Business Bulletin November 2019
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6 November 2019  -  IMF Report: Financial sector Assessment Program - Technical note—Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism regime in France  
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31st October 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Reports for PakistanSolomon Islands and Taiwan published                    
 
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29 October 2019  -  FATF Report:  Best practices on beneficial ownership for legal persons
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24 October 2019  -  The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Removes Sanctions Imposed on Turkish Ministries and Senior Officials 
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23 October 2019  -  FATF Report: Money laundering risks from “stablecoins” and other emerging assets
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20 October 2019  - Outcomes FATF Plenary, 16-18 October 2019
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/FT) risks emanating from the jurisdictions:  -
North Korea
 
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply enhanceddue diligence measures proportionate to the risks arising from the jurisdiction: -
Iran
 
FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -
Bahamas   Botswana   Cambodia   Ghana   Iceland    Mongolia   Pakistan  Panama   Syria    Trinidad & Tobago  Yemen  and  Zimbabwe
Ethiopia,  Sri Lanka and Tunisia removed from list
FATF issue statement on Brazil's continued failure to remedy the serious deficiencies identified in its third mutual evaluation report
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17 October 2019  -  Marshall Islands and UAE removed from EU Tax Blacklist. EU Council also finds Albania, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Serbia and Switzerland to be compliant with all commitments on tax cooperation and therefore removes them from the 'grey list'.
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16 October 2019  - The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposes sanctions against two ministries and three senior Turkish Government officials in response to Turkey’s military operations in Syria. 
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9 October 2019  -  Latest follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Report for Macau, Mongolia and Sri Lanka
 
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4 October 2019  -  OECD News Release  -  Japan must urgently address long-standing concerns over foreign bribery enforcement
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25 September 2019  -  Latest follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Report for the Isle of Man and Ukraine published                  
 
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25 September 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Reports for Malta and Moldova published                
 
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24 September 2019  -  FATF Paper  -  Money laundering and terrorist financing risks - includes links to examples of published national and regional risk assessments
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17 September 2019  -  New U.S. Executive Order updates the existing regime for sanctions on terrorist groups, their finance, support structures and training
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11 September 2019  -  Latest follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Report for Dominican Republic and Panama published                    
 
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5 September 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Hong Kong published                    
 
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5 September 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Greece published                    
 
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5 September 2019  -  Latest follow-up to Mutual Evaluation Report for Iceland published                    
 
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5 September 2019  -  Latest follow-up to Mutual Evaluation Report for Botswana published                    
 
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4 September 2019  -  IMF Reports for LatviaLaos and Guinea - includes information relating to AML and corruption issues
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28 August 2019  -  IMF Report  -  Mozambique2019 Diagnostic Report on Transparency, Governance and Corruption - includes information relating to AML and corruption issues
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25 August 2019  -  Latest follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Reports for Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji and Myanmar published                    
 
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23 August 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) published                    
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15 August 2019  -  IMF Report  -  Dominican Republic: 2019 Article IV Consultation - includes information relating to AML issues
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9 August 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Senegal published                    
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9 August 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Haiti published                    
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8 August 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Burkina Faso published                    
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1 August 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Morocco published                    
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31 July 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Mauritania published                    
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26 July 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report for Zambia published                    
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26 July 2019  -  Latest update to Mutual Evaluation Report for Zimbabwe
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25 July 2019  -  Latest update to Mutual Evaluation Report for Mauritania
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23 July 2019  -  MONEYVAL hold's 58th Plenary meeting
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22 July 2019  -  IMF Report  - Guatemala: 2019 Article IV Consultation - includes information relating to Corruption issues
 
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17 July 2019  -  US State Department releases 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report
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8 July 2019  -  FATF Report  -  Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Guidance
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2 July 2019  -  FATF Report  -  Risk-based Approach for Legal Professionals
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28 June 2019  -  IMF Report  - USA - Selected Issues  - includes information relating to AML and Corruption issues
 
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​27 June 2019  -  IMF Report  - Mozambique - Selected Issues  - includes information relating to AML and Corruption issues
 
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​25 June 2019  -  FATF:  Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers
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22 June 2019  - Outcomes FATF Plenary, 16-21 June 2019
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/FT) risks emanating from the jurisdictions:  -
North Korea
 
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply enhanceddue diligence measures proportionate to the risks arising from the jurisdiction: -
Iran
 
FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -
Bahamas   Botswana   Cambodia   Ethiopia   Ghana   Pakistan  Panama   Sri Lanka   Syria    Trinidad & Tobago    Tunisia   Yemen
Serbia removed from list
FATF issue statement on Brazil's continued failure to remedy the serious deficiencies identified in its third mutual evaluation report
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18 June 2019 Dominica removed from EU tax blacklist
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​14 June 2019  -  IMF Report  - Czech Republic - Selected Issues  - includes information relating to AML and Corruption issues
 
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11 June 2019  -   OECD Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Bank Governors
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7 June, 2019  -  OFAC - Issuance of Amended Venezuela-related General Licenses
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7 June 2019  -  UK Treasury publish Post EU-exit Russia guidance (for information only is it will only come in to effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal and when the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 come into force)
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6 June 2019  -  IMF Report  - Armenia: Selected Issues  - includes information relating to Corruption issues
 
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5 June 2019  -  Update to Country Ratings table after adjustment to Swaziland (Eswatini) information on EU Tax Greylist
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4 June 2019  -  European Banking Authority 2018 Annual Report - includes statement on concerns raised in Malta’s Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit's handling of Pilatus Bank and the enforcement of EU anti-money laundering rules
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31 May 2019  -  US Department of Treasury release 2018 Terrorist Assets Report
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28 May 2019  -  IMF Report  -  Samoa: 2019 Article IV Consultation - includes information relating to AML issues
 
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23 May 2019  - FATF Business Bulletin (May 2019)
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19 May 2019  -  EU removes Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda from its blacklist of international tax havens.
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17 May 2019  -  IMF Report  -  Republic of Mozambique : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility - includes information relating to AML and corruption issues
 
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16 May 2019  -  FATF Private Sector Consultative Forum held in Vienna on 6-7th May 2019
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14 May 2019  -  Regulatory Notice  -  FINRA Provides Guidance to Firms Regarding Suspicious Activity Monitoring and Reporting Obligations (includes updated list of potential money laundering red flags)
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11 May 2019  -  Extract from IMF Report – Malta: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation  - includes information relating to AML issues
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3 May 2019  -  Extract from IMF Report - Jamaica: Fifth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement (April 2019) - includes information relating to AML issues
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3 May 2019  -  Extract from IMF Report - Argentina: Third Review under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Applicability of Performance Criteria, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (April 2019) - includes information relating to corruption issues
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2nd May 2019  -  OFAC publish "A Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments"
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30 April 2019  -  Extract from IMF Report – Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation  - includes information relating to AML issues
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23 April 2019  -  Mutual Evaluation Reports published for Cayman Islands, China and Finland
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18 April 2019  -  OFAC imposes sanctions on the Central Bank of Venezuela and Director of the Central Bank of Venezuela
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13 April 2019  -  KnowYourCountry is happy to announce the launch of our new Membership area. We thank you for your continued support and hope that you find the new Membership area a much improved experience.
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11 April 2019  -  FATF Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
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5 April 2019  - Extract from IMF Report – Nigeria : Selected Issues (March 2019) - includes information relating to AML issues

 

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30 March 2019  -  Latest follow-up to the Mutual Evaluation Report published for Norway

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28 March 2019  -  Latest follow-up to the Mutual Evaluation Report published for Italy

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25 March 2019  -  IMF Report - Bulgaria -Selected Issues (March 2019) - includes information on AML issues

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20 March 2019  -  Latest Mutual Evaluation Report published for Peru

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13 March 2019  -  EU Commission places 15 countries on tax blacklist. Of those, 5 have taken no commitments to address concerns since the first blacklist adopted in 2017: American Samoa, Guam, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, and US Virgin Islands. 3 others were on the 2017 list but were moved to the grey list following commitments they had taken but have been blacklisted again for not having followed up: Barbados, United Arab Emirates and Marshall Islands. A further 7 countries were moved from the grey list to the blacklist for the same reason: Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Fiji, Oman, Vanuatu and Dominica.

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11 March 2019  -  IMF Report  -  Malta : Financial System Stability Assessment (February 2019) - includesd information on money laundering

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6 March 2019  -  Follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Reports published for Serbia and Slovenia

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5 March 2019  -  Follow-up to Mutual Evaluation Reports published for Andorra and Hungary

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26 February 2019  -  Changes to the scoring methodology in our country ratings pages.

 

The scoring methodology for the FATF MER recommendations has been changed. We have weighted scoring dependent upon a number of criteria: -

a)  whether the jurisdiction has been evaluated in the old or new style evaluation methodology

b)  scoring on effectiveness & technical compliance ratings (new style MERs)

c)  scoring on recommendation compliance ratings

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22 February 2019  - Outcomes FATF-MENAFATF Joint Plenary, 20-22 February 2019

Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/FT) risks emanating from the jurisdictions:  -
North Korea
 
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply enhanceddue diligence measures proportionate to the risks arising from the jurisdiction: -
Iran
 
FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -
Bahamas   Botswana   Cambodia   Ethiopia   Ghana   Pakistan   Serbia   Sri Lanka   Syria    Trinidad & Tobago    Tunisia   Yemen

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14 February 2019  -  The EU Commission has adopted a new list of 23 third countries that had been identified as having strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks as defined under the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives. This list currently includes all countries currently on the FATF AML deficiency lists together with 11 additional jurisdictions (Afghanistan, American Samoa, Guam, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Panama, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Saudi Arabia and the US Virgin Islands)

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13 February 2019  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for Lithuania

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12 February 2019  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for the Czech Republic

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7 February 2019  -  Follow-ups to Mutual Evaluation Reports published for Nicaragua, Panama and Tunisia

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4 February 2019  -  Transparency International 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index and World Governance Control of Corruption indicators published. Country Reports and Rankings updated accordingly.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________1 February 2019  -  the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued two frequently asked questions (FAQs) relating to Venezuela, and published amended General License 3B and amended General License 9A in connection with the January 28, 2019 designation of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) pursuant to Executive Order 13850.

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29 January 2019  -  Issuance of a New Venezuela-related Executive Order and General Licenses; Venezuela-related Designation  

 

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28 January  2019  -  IMF Report - Kingdom of the Netherlands - Curaçao and Sint Maarten - 2018 Article IV Consultation Discussions - includes information on AML issues

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​24 January 2019  IMF Report - People's Republic of China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region : 2018 Article IV Consultation - includes information on AML issues

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________​16 January 2019  -  Outcome of MONEYVAL's 57th Plenary meeting

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________15 January 2019  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for Tajikistan

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________11 January 2019  -  Follow ups to Mutual Evaluations published for  the Bahamas and Ghana

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9 January 2019  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for Albania

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________3 January 2019  -  OECD Report (2018)  - South Korea must enhance detection and reinforce sanctions to boost foreign bribery enforcement

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________27 December 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for Colombia

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________13 December 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for Israel

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________12 December 2018  -  UN and EU repeal all sanctions in force against Eritrea

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________10 December 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for the United KIngdom

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________4 December 2018  -  FATF report to G20 Leaders' Summit

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________3 December 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation follow-up reports for Ethiopia and Uganda published.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________28 November 2018  - the US issued an Executive Order blocking property of certain persons contributing to the situation in Nicaragua n response to the political situation in that country.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________23 November 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation follow-up reports for Austria and Denmark published.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________22 November 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation Report published for the Seychelles

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________15 November 2018  -  OECD: Mexico must increase foreign bribery enforcement: full implementation of anti-corruption reforms could help

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________12 November 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation Reports published for the Cook Islands, Indonesia and Myanmar

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________12 November 2018  -  Mutual Evaluation follow-up reports for Australia and Cambodia published.

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____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________8 November 2018  -  OFAC release 2017 Terrorist Assets Report

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________5 November 2018  -  President Trump announced that the remaining sanctions relating to Iran that had been lifted or waived pursuant to the JCPOA came back into full effect on November 5, 2018.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________31 October 2018  -  Follow-up Mutual Evaluation Report published for Malaysia

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________25 October 2018  -  Europol:  Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2018

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24 October 2018  -  FATF Report: Regulation of Virtual Assets

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19 October 2018  - Outcomes FATF-MENAFATF Joint Plenary, 17-19 October 2018

Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply counter-measures to protect the international financial system from the on-going and substantial money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/FT) risks emanating from the jurisdictions:  -
North Korea
 
Jurisdiction subject to a FATF call on its members and other jurisdictions to apply enhanceddue diligence measures proportionate to the risks arising from the jurisdiction: -
Iran
 
FATF identifies a number of jurisdictions which have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies for which they have developed an action plan with the FATF. While the situations differ among each jurisdiction, each jurisdiction has provided a written high-level political commitment to address the identified deficiencies.  The jurisdictions are: -
Bahamas   Botswana   Ethiopia   Ghana   Pakistan   Serbia   Sri Lanka   Syria    Trinidad & Tobago    Tunisia   Yemen

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