Typologies research topics

Typologies research topics

In accordance with the Agreement on the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (EAG), one of the tasks of the EAG is to analyse typologies, risks and trends in the sphere of money laundering, financing of terrorism and financing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, exchange of experience and development of measures to counter such crimes taking into account the specifics of member states.

The Working Group on Typologies and Combating the Financing of Terrorism and Crime (WGTYP) on an ongoing basis:

  • Identifies and analyses ML/TF risks specific to the Eurasian region, including new previously unobserved or understudied ML/TF/PF risks, schemes and methods;
  • examines the characteristics and trends of ML/TF/PF and predicate offences in the region and the Member States, including the forensic features of specific typologies (ML schemes and methods of TF and PF);
  • accumulate and systemise ML/TF/PF typologies;
  • develops proposals, based on the typological projects conducted, to improve the legal framework and mechanisms for international cooperation and collaboration in AML/CFT/CPF.

The EAG Plenary Meeting determines the priority topics of typologies research for the region.

The EAG disseminates the results of typologies research to financial intelligence units, law enforcement and supervisory authorities, as well as private sector institutions.

In addition to typologies projects, the WGTYP organises typologies seminars, regional forums, trainings and joint typologies events with the FATF and  FSRBs.