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.
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.