The FATF ‘Black List’ of Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories

  title={The FATF ‘Black List’ of Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories},
  author={Guy Stessens},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  pages={199 - 207}
  • G. Stessens
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
This article discusses the Review to Identify Non-Cooperative Countries or Territories, which was issued by the Financial Action Task Force in June 2000. After a general overview of the problem of secrecy havens and of the criteria used to identify them, the article gives a critical assessment of the process used to arrive at the ‘black list’ of 15 jurisdictions that was eventually drawn up. In this respect, a comparison is made with the work carried out by the OECD in the field of unfair tax… Expand
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Rapport d'information déposé en application de l'article 145 du Règlement par la commission des finances, de l'économie générale et du plan sur la lutte contra la fraude et l'évasion fiscale
  • 2000
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Review of Financial Regulation in the Crown Dependencies, Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for the Home Department by Command of Her Majesty
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United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Financial Havens, Banking Secrecy and Money-Laundering
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It may be remarked that also the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices has been accused of setting too tight a timetable for action
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On the sovereignty argument, see Stessens, supra note 4, at 94-95 and 298
    See Conclusions of the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council
    • Press
    See Conclusions of the Council and the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States meeting within the Council, Making the Fight Against Financial Crime more Effective
    • Conclusions of the Joint ECOFIN/JHA meeting of 17
    See Stessens, supra note 4, at 149-150. See also FATF Recommendation 25