FATF targets cross-border cash movements

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), meeting in Paris from 20-22 October, has added a key element to the world's counter-terrorist financing defences.

The new measure, Special Recommendation IX, calls on countries to stop cross-border movements of currency and monetary instruments related to terrorist financing and money laundering and confiscate such funds. It also calls for enhanced information-sharing between countries on the movement of illicit cash related to terrorist financing or mon