Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Groupe d'action financière (GAFI)

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Established July 1989, Paris (France), at Economic Summit of the then 'Group of Seven', currently Group of Eight (G-8). Secretariat provided by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Previously also referred to in English as Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering and in French as Groupe d'action financière sur le blanchiment de capitaux.


Establish and refine global standards for combating money laundering and terrorist financing; foster and monitor countries' implementation of these standards; expand the geographic reach and implementation of FATF standards through a limited increase in membership and enhanced relationships with FSRBs and non-member countries; identify money laundering and terrorist financing threats; conduct outreach to relevant stakeholders.

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Standards/guidelines; monitoring/evaluation. Developed a series of Recommendations recognized as the international standard for combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. FATF Working Group and Plenary Meetings take place in February, June and October of each year.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 22 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 37 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Finance
    • Money
  • Societal Problems
    • Crime
  • Defence
    • Espionage, Subversion

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