On 22 February, FATF published a report prepared by FATF-style regional body, APG. The onsite visit took place in November 2019. It says that while Vietnam has made improvements in its technical compliance since the last review in 2009, significant gaps still remain and need to be addressed to make the AML/CFT regime effective in combating serious money laundering threats and vulnerabilities. It has also received a poor rating for effectiveness.
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