Seven Mutual Evaluation Follow-Up Reports were adopted at the APG's Annual Meeting in July 2018. These reports are now available from the mutual evaluation section of the website.
On 20-21 August 2018, the IOSCO Asia Pacific Hub together with the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) organised a two-day workshop on Countering Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in Securities Markets in Kuala Lumpur.
The APG jointly conducted assessor training with the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG) from 13-17 August 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A recently published FATF/APG report aims to raise awareness about the type of financial information that can identify human trafficking for sexual exploitation or forced labour.
Over 520 senior delegates from 49 countries and 12 international organisations came together in Kathmandu, Nepal during the week of 21 to 27 July 2018 to convene the APG’s 21st annual meeting and annual technical assistance forum.
In July 2018 APG members decided to remove Vanuatu from APG membership action. The APG welcomes the progress made by Vanuatu to address the strategic deficiencies identified in its 2015 APG mutual evaluation report and highlights the FATF’s formal recognition of Vanuatu’s progress through its decision to de-list it from ICRG review.
The APG, in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO),the WCO Regional Office for Capacity Building Asia/Pacific (ROCB) and the Australian Border Force (ABF), held an Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop on Anti-money Laundering and Terrorism.
The APG and AUSTRAC conducted a joint pre Mutual Evaluation (ME) training workshop for all key competent authorities in the Philippines to assist in their preparations for the upcoming APG 3rd round evaluation in 2018/19.
Brunei Darussalam hosted an APG Regional Pre-Mutual Evaluation workshop in Bandar Seri Begawan from 12 to 14 February 2018.
The APG held its first Fintech event in Seoul from 5 to 7 December 2017.
The workshop was hosted by the Korea FIU and KEB Hana Bank provided the venue.
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