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:
[[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