2023 APG Typologies Report

9 January 2024

The Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) publishes regional typologies reports on an annual basis to assist stakeholders better understand the nature of existing and emerging money laundering (ML), terrorism financing (TF), proliferation financing (PF) threats and pursue effective strategies in response.  Each year APG members and observers provide case studies, observations on trends, research, information on regulatory enforcement action, and examples of international cooperation.

This year the 2023 APG Typologies Report includes information generously provided by 17 APG members and five observer organisations or jurisdictions, including 136 case studies and research. In addition to consolidation of all typologies provided, the 2023 report includes a focus chapter on threats and trends related to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers. We also note the contributions of think tanks and research centres who offered expertise in relation this chapter. As always, the case studies featured in this report are a small part of the work by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to detect and combat ML/TF/PF.

The 2023 APG Typologies Report adopts a revised format for greater accessibility of information, a new section on asset recovery and challenges involved in effective recovery of proceeds (both domestic and foreign). The report also includes an expanded section for typologies related work undertaken by APG’s observer organisations.

We take this opportunity to recognise the timely and valuable support of the Australian Government (AUSTRAC) in providing personnel to assist in the compilation and drafting stage of the report. 

The report is available for download here.