2023 APG Typologies Workshop

15 December 2023

The 2023 APG Typologies & Capacity Building Workshop was hosted by the government of India in collaboration with the APG and World Bank from 28 November to 1 December 2023 in New Delhi, India.  This is the first in-person typologies workshop since 2018 and was attended by approximately 100 delegates from 25 APG members, 1 APG observer and private sector organisations.

This year’s workshop included three key streams of work:

·         Tax crimes – with the World Bank delivering an ML/Tax Crimes training exercise;

·         Virtual assets – with a focus on risk assessment, terrorism financing and proliferation financing through VA, and private sector perspectives; and

·         Illegal fishing – discussions on the APG Issues Paper on the illicit financial flows from illegal fishing.

Plenary sessions during the workshop included updates from the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei, and the EAG Secretariat on best practices and current typologies projects.  The APG Annual Typologies Report 2023 was also adopted by the membership at this event and is available on the APG website.

The APG Co-Chairs thank the government of India (in particular, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance) and the World Bank for their support and assistance in hosting this event, and also extend their appreciation to all presenters and panellists for their time and effort in making this year’s workshop a success.