FATF Plenary, Paris October 2022
Paris, 14 October 2022
The first Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary under the two-year Singapore Presidency of T. Raja Kumar will take place on 20-21 October 2022. Delegates representing 206 members of the Global Network and observer organisations, including the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, the World Bank, INTERPOL and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, will participate in the Working Group and Plenary meetings in Paris.
Delegates will discuss key issues including guidance on improving beneficial ownership transparency to prevent shell companies and other opaque structures from being used to launder illicit funds. The Plenary will also discuss a report on the laundering of illicit proceeds generated from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids and proposals to enhance asset recovery. Discussions will also focus on jurisdictions identified as presenting a risk to the international financial system, with an update to public statements that identify jurisdictions as high risk or being subject to increased monitoring.
A summary of the Plenary’s decisions will be published on the FATF website following the conclusion of the meeting.
On Friday 21 October, the FATF President will hold a press conference to announce the outcomes of the Plenary after it has ended. The press conference is scheduled for 17:00 CEST.
Journalists who wish to attend the press conference, either in person or virtually, should contact the FATF media team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for in-person registration is 20 October @ 16:00 CEST. The press conference will also be broadcast on the FATF’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/TheFATF.