Panama : Detailed Assessment Report—FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publication Date:

February 18, 2014

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This report evaluates the level of implementation of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) in Panama. The findings reveal that Panama is vulnerable to money laundering from a number of sources, including drug trafficking and other predicate crimes committed abroad, such as fraud and financial and tax crimes. The AML Law covers most of the core financial sectors but does not fully apply to the insurance sector and does not extend to a number of other financial activities as required under the FATF standard. Competent authorities, including law enforcement and the Financial Intelligence Unit, do not have timely access to information on legal persons and arrangements as required under the FATF standard.

Series:

Country Report No. 14/54

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 18, 2014

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475559743/1934-7685

Stock No:

1PANEA2014001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

348

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