CIAT Participates in Intergovernmental Initiative to Address Asset Laundering based on Tax Crimes

On March 7-8, 2024, the CIAT Executive Secretariat attended the workshop entitled “Towards an Intergovernmental Approach to Addressing Asset Laundering based on Tax Crimes” (Spanish: Hacia un Enfoque Intergubernamental para el Abordaje del Lavado de Activos a partir de Delitos Fiscales”, organized by the Directorate of International Financial and Tax Strategy of Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), in conjunction with the Technical Secretariat of the National Committee against Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism, and Financing the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation (Spanish: Comisión Nacional contra el Blanqueo de Capitales, Financiamiento del Terrorismo y Financiamiento de Proliferación de Armas de Destrucción Masiva – CNBC), AND the Financial Action Task Force OF Latin America (GAFILAT), sponsored by the World Bank (WB), with the purpose of motivating debate, exchanging best practices, and fostering cooperation among relevant agencies to address the issues at stake.

The CIAT Executive Secretariat participated in a panel moderated by the World Bank and attended by GAFILAT and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, on the characteristics of an effective final beneficiary registry. The panel discussed the role of the tax administration and other agencies in achieving an effective, efficient registry, as well as regulatory, procedural, and operational aspects and aspirational best practices.

We thank the organizers of this event for convening CIAT on this occasion.

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