End of year gift to readers: OECD FATF country ratings as an excel file

Si evaluamos a los países de la CODE bajo los criterios de control anti-lavado que esos países (vía el GAFI) imponen a los países del tercer mundo, sale una tabla llena de puntos rojos (inconformidades). Un cuadrito excel lo resume:

Financial Secrecy Media Monitor

The OECD recently published a report on Illicit Financial Flows which has received remarkably limited media coverage so far considering its contents. Among the report’s findings are that:

– Zero percent of OECD countries are compliant with OECD Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations which aim to reduce the risk of corrupt public officials using the financial system for laundering of corruption proceeds, specifically recommendations 5 and 6 on customer due diligence and politically exposed persons.

– Only 9% of OECD countries are compliant with recommendations on beneficial ownership of corporate entities (legal persons) while 0% are compliant with recommendations on beneficial ownership (legal arrangements). The report says these recommendations are “key in fighting money laundering”.

The Economist called the report “damning” and an “overdue mea culpa” while noting that it “could have been tougher still. Strong resistance from the OECD’s constituents and some secretariat officials repeatedly delayed its publication…

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