|Summary:This note provides guidance on the inclusion of AML/CFT issues in surveillance
and financial stability assessments (FSAs). Specifically, it provides a framework
for the treatment of cases where money laundering or terrorist financing
(ML/TF) and related underlying crimes (i.e., “predicate crimes” or “predicate
offenses”) are so serious as to threaten domestic stability, balance of payments
stability, the effective operation of the International Monetary System—IMS—
(in the case of Article IV surveillance), or the stability of the domestic financial
system (in the case of FSAs).