Paraguay : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 31, 2009

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses assessment results on the observance of standards and codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations for antimoney laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for Paraguay. The assessment reveals that the substantial U.S. dollar contraband trade that occurs on the borders shared with Argentina and Brazil facilitates money laundering in Paraguay. Achievements in the implementation of Paraguay’s AML framework remain modest since the criminalization of the money laundering offence in 1996. The level of implementation and compliance with respect to the FATF recommendations is low in the financial sector.

Series:

Country Report No. 09/234

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 31, 2009

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451832594/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PRYEA2009003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

17

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