New FATF Mutual Evaluation Reports including effectiveness updated

The Expert Edition updated a number of new FATF Mutual Evaluation Reports (MERs) and FATF Follow up reports. The Overall Score and ML/TF risk scores in the Expert Edition were updated accordingly.

Based on the annual 2015 Public edition of the Basel AML Index release, a new methodology was developed to incorporate the effectiveness assessment in addition to the assessment of legal compliance with the FAT MERs. In addition to other MER updates, the following countries have been assessed by the FATF, which include an effectiveness rating:

Australia
Belgium
Costa Rica
Cuba
Ethiopia
Malaysia
Norway
Samoa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Vanuatu