2022 APG Yearly Typologies Report

13 August 2022

Each year the APG publishes a typologies report to share information on regional typologies, including information on ML and TF trends and a compendium of case studies.  The 2022 APG Typologies Report includes 236 case studies and observations from 22 APG members and 9 observers. This is a significant increase from previous years, and reflects the strong support for this report receives from the APG community of governments and organisations, and its utility to a wide audience globally.

The case studies featured in this report are a small part of the work by law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Asia/Pacific and other regions to detect and combat ML and TF. Many cases cannot be shared publicly due to their sensitive nature or to ongoing investigative/judicial processes, however this report captures a fraction of these efforts.

In 2022, the report includes a brief focus chapter on the illicit financial flows from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). IUU operations pose a large scale concern from a range of perspectives including the amount of proceeds generated, security concerns, and the involvement of transnational organised criminal groups. This chapter, and APG’s other work on illicit financial flows from IUU, seeks to draw out the challenges in pursuing proceeds associated with IUU.

The report also collates summaries of typologies research projects completed by the Financial Action Taskforce, other FATF Style Regional Bodies and APG’s observer organisations (Chapter 4). The report continues to track the effects of COVID-19 related ML and TF trends in Chapter 2; and continues to draw attention to Proliferation Financing Methods & Trends in Chapter 9. These were both topics of focus in Chapters 1 of the 2021 and 2020 APG Yearly Typologies Reports.

The report is available for download here.