Mongolia becomes the first country in Asia which has fully complied with a total of 40 recommendations issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
In 2017 FATF reviewed the activities related to money laundering, combating terrorism, and illegal financing in our country. As a result, 15 of the 40 recommendations were insufficiently implemented, and Mongolia was included in the gray list of countries with strategic deficiencies.
In 2020, the country was removed from the above list by fulfilling six tasks that were underperformed. Now, Mongolia annually submits its report to FATF’s branch organization in Asia and the Pacific Region. The last report was defended at the regional meeting in Canada in July this year. As a result, our report has been approved and published internationally. Now, Mongolia has improved the assessment of all 40 FATF recommendations and has become a country that has fully implemented them, says the Head of the Financial Information Service of the Bank of Mongolia B. Batbaatar.