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.
The APG and The Financial Action Task Force Training and Research Institute (FATF-TREIN) hosted the 2017 Joint Typologies and Capacity Building Workshop between 13 and 16 November 2017 in Busan, Korea.
The onsite visit for the mutual evaluation of Palau was conducted from 20 November – 1 December 2017.
The APG conducted a regional workshop on “The Exploitation of Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) For Terrorist Finance” on 24 – 25 November 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The onsite visit for the mutual evaluation of the Cook Islands was conducted from 20 – 30 November 2017 in Rarotonga.
The onsite visit for Myanmar’s 2nd mutual evaluation was conducted from 20 November – 1 December 2017 in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.
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