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FATF

FATF-style regional body

FATF-Style Regional Bodies

A number of FATF-style regional bodies exist to bring together countries / jurisdictions to implement the agreed international standards for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The international standards for AML/CFT are set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) through its 40 Recommendations on Money Laundering and 9 Special Recommendations on Terrorist Financing. These are often referred to as the FATF 40 + 9 Recommendations.

Eight regions have established FATF-style regional bodies. Each of these bodies has an equivalent role in supporting implementation of the international standards for AML/CFT and assessing compliance with the international standards for AML/CFT through Mutual Evaluations.

FATF-Style Regional Bodies are referred to by the abbreviation FSRB.

The eight FATF-style regional bodies are:

APG - Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering - covers the Asia/Pacific region

[[CFATF]http://www.cfatf.org/] - Caribbean Financial Action Task Force - covers the Caribbean region

EAG - Eurasian Group - covers the Central Asia region

ESAAMLG - Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-money Laundering Group - covers Eastern and Southern Africa FATF - Financial Action Task Force

GAFISUD - Grupo de Acción Financiera de Sudamérica - covers South America

GIABA - Groupe Inter-Gouvernemental d’Action Contre le Blanchiment de l'Argent en Afrique - covers West Africa

MENAFATF - Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force - covers the Middle East and North Africa

MONEYVAL - Council of Europe, Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of AML Measures and FT - covers Europe

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