4th Round Procedures
As amended October 2019.
The FATF is conducting a fourth round of mutual evaluations for its members based on the FATF Recommendations (2012), and the Methodology for Assessing Compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the Effectiveness of AML/CFT Systems (2013), as amended from time to time. This document sets out the procedures that are the basis for that fourth round of mutual evaluations.
The scope of the evaluations will involve two inter-related components for technical compliance and effectiveness.
The technical compliance component will assess whether the necessary laws, regulations or other required measures are in force and effect, and whether the supporting AML/CFT institutional framework is in place.
The effectiveness component will assess whether the AML/CFT systems are working, and the extent to which the country is achieving the defined set of outcomes.
The general principles and objectives that govern FATF mutual evaluations, as well as AML/CFT assessments conducted by the FATF-Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs), IMF or World Bank are to:
Based on these procedures, the FATF and FSRBs jointly developed Consolidated processes and procedures for mutual evaluations and follow-up, see also the High-Level Principles & Objectives for FATF and FSRBs