Dutch National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering 2019
- Veen, H.C.J. van der, Heuts, L.F., Leertouwer, E.C. (ass.)
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Cahiers 2020-11
Dutch policy to prevent and combat money laundering is based on the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and European Union (EU) directives and regulations. The majority of the FATF’s recommendations has been adopted into the (amendments of the) fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, applicable to all EU Member States. Article 7 of this directive obliges EU Member States to implement a risk-based policy against money laundering and terrorist financing and to establish a National Risk Assessment (NRA). In 2017 the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) carried out the first NRA on money laundering and on terrorist financing for the European part of the Netherlands (see link at: More information). A year later, the WODC also conducted an NRA on both topics for the Caribbean Netherlands: the islands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. A second NRA for the European Netherlands on money laundering has been carried out by the WODC, with the aim of identifying the greatest risks in the field of money laundering. These are money laundering risks with the greatest residual potential impact. To this end, the money laundering threats with the greatest potential impact have been identified, an estimate has been made of the impact these threats can have and the ‘resilience’ of the policy instruments aimed at preventing and combating money laundering has been determined.
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