Israel's progress in strengthening measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing


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24 May 2022 - Since the 2018 assessment of Israel's measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, the country has taken a number of actions to strengthen its framework.

In line with the FATF Procedures for mutual evaluations, the country has reported back to the FATF on the action it has taken since their mutual evaluation.

Consequently, to reflect Israel's progress, the FATF has now re-rated the country on the following Recommendation:

16 - Wire transfers, from compliant to largely compliant

The report also looks at whether Israel's measures meet the requirements of FATF Recommendations 2 and 15, which changed since their mutual evaluation. While Recommendation 2 remains rated compliant, the FATF agreed to downgrade the rating of Recommendation 15 (New technologies) to largely compliant.

Today, Israel is compliant on 16 Recommendations and largely compliant on 19.  It remains partially compliant on 4 Recommendations (one Recommendation is non-applicable to Israel). 

Israel will continue to report back to the FATF on its progress.

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