Reports on foreign countries' measures aimed at fighting money laundering are being offered by Alert Publications Partners, the Miami publisher of the newsletter Money Laundering Alert.
Each report includes a summary of the country's money laundering history, copies of laws, regulations, and international agreements on the subject, as well as a directory of pertinent regulators, enforcement agencies, and embassies.
Bankers, lawyers, and even government officials have been buying the reports, said Charles Intriago, the newsletter's publisher.
Mr. Intriago said he decided to compile the reports after a financial institution asked him last year for a "bird's-eye view" of 50 countries' money laundering laws.
"That request opened my eyes to the need for these reports," Mr. Intriago said.
The studies, which cost $350 each, are currently available for 27 countries, including Mexico, Switzerland, and Colombia. By the end of April, Mr. Intriago expects to have another 23 reports completed.
Customers paying an extra $150 will receive annual updates. Changes in the area happen fast. Last month alone, Mr. Intriago said, at least 13 countries were in the process of changing their money laundering laws.
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