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Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)

The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) was established to ensure the adoption, implementation and enforcement of internationally accepted anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing standards as set out in the FATF Forty Recommendations and FATF Eight Special Recommendations.

This initiative includes assisting countries and territories of the Asia Pacific region enact effective laws to deal with criminal proceeds, legal assistance, confiscation of illicit funds, forfeiture and extradition, as well as providing guidance to set up systems for reporting and investigating suspicious transactions and establishing financial intelligence units, considering the unique regional factors to be considered with the implementation of anti-money laundering measures.