This report examines Hungary’s Observance of Standards and Codes on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism. Hungary has a substantial AML legal and institutional framework for combating money laundering (ML), including preventive measures for a wide range of service providers and law enforcement measures. The ML offense, while it addresses self-laundering, covers only using the proceeds of crime in the business activity of the perpetrator or in a bank or financial transaction.
This paper provides a summary of the IMF and the World Bank work programs on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism following the Fund and Bank Boards' decisions in March 2004 to endorse the revised FATF standard (2003 version) and methodology for the purposes of preparing ROSCs and to expand the areas of Bank/Fund responsibility to cover the revised FATF standard comprehensively. It draws lessons on what has worked well and the challenges and discusses the work program going forward.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
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