On 15 November 2022, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed the new law on anti-money laundering ("New Law"), which will replace the Current Law from 1 March 2023. Reporting entities as covered in the New Law should take into account certain key changes in anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
As a high-level comment, the amendments and supplementations made under the New Law are to implement the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The New Law also finally excludes the regulations on peer-to-peer lending platform providers and virtual asset service providers, as introduced in the draft version. Nonetheless, the New Law mentions that the government, after being approved by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly, will provide regulations for any emerging/new activities that the reporting entities consider as posing a threat of money laundering and which are not yet covered under the New Law.
In particular, the New Law covers significant changes to the following:
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 Law No. 07/2012/QH13 on Anti-Money Laundering passed by the National Assembly on 18 June 2012 ("Current Law").
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