IMF Country Reports cover 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 paper examines Iceland's Observance of Standards and Codes on the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism. Iceland's legal requirements in place to combat money laundering and terrorist financing are generally comprehensive. The penalties for money laundering appear low, and the number of money laundering prosecutions and convictions has decreased. The terrorist financing offence is generally broad, although it does not fully cover the financing of acts listed in the Terrorist Financing Convention.