27 April 2022

Combating Money Laundering:
WPK Updates List of High-Risk Countries

In its notification of 4 March 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has updated the list of countries that are under FATF monitoring. In a notification of the same date, the FATF published a list of countries that have received a call for action from the FATF (unchanged as of the status of 21 February 2021).

The WPK most recently updated the overview of the lists on 8 April 2022 and has made them available in the Members area Meine WPK (in German) for information purposes.


The FATF and its regional groups review countries for deficits with respect to key FATF recommendations on combating money laundering and financing terrorism. If the FATF and its regional groups identify deficits in combating money laundering and financing terrorism in a country, it is placed under FATF monitoring or called to action.

The European Commission has identified third countries that are a high risk (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 of 14 July 2016). This was most recently amended by Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/229 of 7 January 2022, which entered into force on 13 March 2022.