The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This paper sets out the findings and recommendations in the selected areas of Germany's Anti- Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime made in the context of the Financial Sector Assessment Program. It summarizes the findings of a targeted review of Germany's money laundering offense, measures to ensure the transparency of legal persons, and the implementation of AML/CFT measures by banks with cross-border operations. According to the 2010 Mutual Evaluation Report, Germany is vulnerable to ML and FT for following reasons: its strategic location in Europe and large economy, open financial center, open borders, and strong international linkages.