News AML/FT

January 2020

  • Public consultation on an EU regulatory framework on crypto-assets

The Commission has launched a public consultation on an EU regulatory framework on crypto-assets.

The consultation also includes questions on money laundering aspects. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. 

You can respond to the consultation online at this link by 12 March 2020.

    October 2019

    • JURISDICTIONS AT HIGH RISKS AND UNDER SUPERVISION

    The FATF has published a new public statement: Public Statement of 18 October 2019.

    • BEST PRACTICES PAPER ON BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP FOR LEGAL PERSONS

    The FATF published a document: "Best Practices on Beneficial Ownership for Legal Persons(link is external)".

    This paper provides examples of how countries can effectively implement the FATF Recommendations. It concerns the transparency of ultimate beneficiaries of legal persons. Various references are made to the way in which Belgium has approached this subject.

    August 2019

    • GUIDANCE FOR A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO VIRTUAL ASSETS AND VIRTUAL ASSET SERVICE PROVIDERS

    FATF has published a new documentGuidance fo ra risk-based approach to virtual assets and virual asset service providers.

    July 2019

    • TERRORIST FINANCING RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE 

    FATF has published a new document: Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Guidance.

    • ADAPTATIONS BROUGHT TO THE LAW ON FINANCIAL RESTRICTIVE MEASURES

    The FPS Finance has published information in this regard: news.

    • GUIDANCE FOR A RISK-BASED APPROACH FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

    FATF has published a new document: Guidance for a Risk-based Approach for Legal Professionals.

    • GUIDANCE FOR A RISK-BASED APPROACH FOR THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION

    FATF has published a new document: Guidance for a Risk-based Approach for the Accounting Profession.

    • GUIDANCE FOR A RISK-BASED APPROACH FOR TRUST AND COMPANY SERVICE PROVIDERS

    FATF has published a new document: Guidance for a Risk-based Approach for Trust and Company Service Providers.

    June 2019

    • High-risk and other monitored jurisdictions

    FATF has published a new public statement: Public statement of 21 June 2019.

    More information on High-risk countries.