On 21 October, FATF-style regional body APG published its latest annual report which summarises the achievements of the APG against the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 over the last financial year.  It provides a background summary of the APG as an organisation and alsocontains a summary of the major outcomes for the financial year.  There is also a summary statement of major APG activities planned for the coming financial year.  The APG has APG has 41 member jurisdictions the Asia/Pacific region.  Despite Covid-19, APG completed 5 mutual evaluations – South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Tonga and Vietnam.  Mutual evaluations commenced in 2019-2020 for Brunei Darussalam, Lao PDR and the Republic of Marshall Islands to be adopted in July 2021 and the timing of on-site visits for these evaluations are yet to be determined.  It also says that APG members adopted the 2020 Annual Typologies Report which contains a synopsis of the typologies projects undertaken in 2019-20, recent trends on money laundering and terrorist financing, and a number of case studies.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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