A member of the FATF since 2000, Argentina is an active member of the FATF-Style Regional Body GAFILAT. Since becoming an FATF member, the country also held the Presidency of the FATF between 2017 and 2018.
Argentina is expected to undergo a joint assessment of its measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing from the FATF and GAFILAT in 2024.
Following a request for technical assistance from Argentina, the EU Global Facility has been providing support on a number of AML/CFT-related topics, including sessions on compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendation 8 on NPOs started in October 2022.
In March 2023, the entire EU Global Facility team carried out a scoping mission to the partner country, where they defined the scope of engagement and cooperation with Argentina. It was decided that technical assistance activities would cover areas such as supervision of financial and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs), support to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), improving effectiveness of financial investigation and criminal justice system, beneficial ownership and virtual assets, among others.
The training and activities conducted by the EU Global Facility on AML/CFT seek to help Argentina rectify its strategic deficiencies in its national anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing framework. as defined under the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directives.