Newsletter No. 3 - 2020. COVID-19 emergency: national and international anti-money laundering measures

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The COVID-19 epidemic, which has affected several countries, including Italy, has led to new and significant risks of criminal infiltration into the economy, in addition to causing an extremely serious health emergency.

Anti-money laundering measures and suspicious transaction reports in particular are an effective tool for combating these risks: they allow prompt intervention in order to prevent and counter crimes.

In line with the FATF indications, the UIF and numerous other FIUs  have drawn up specific alerts to help obliged entities identify and detect suspicious transactions relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency.