Panama’s strategic geographic location, dollarized economy, and status as a regional financial, trade, and logistics center make it a target for money launderers. To learn more about money laundering and how the United States and other non-Panamanian entities are assisting the Government of Panama in its efforts to combat money laundering, please visit the links below.
*By clicking on these links you will leave the official U.S. Embassy website. The views expressed in external websites are not necessarily those of the U.S. government.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
- FATF Recommendations
- The Gray and Black Lists
- Vulnerabilities of Free Trade Zones
- Vulnerabilities of Trade in Diamonds
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Interamerican Development Bank (IDB)
OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes
U.S. Department Of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
U.S. Department of State International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), Volume II Report on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes
Panama’s Financial Analysis Unit (UAF)
- About the UAF (Spanish)