Close outstanding gaps in the US anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, including those related to beneficial ownership and real estate, before focusing on the art trade the US treasury is told in a study examining money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) through the art trade.

The high-value art market is susceptible to abuse by illicit financial actors according to The Study of the Facilitation of Money Laundering and Terror Finance Through the Trade in Works of Art which suggests the treasury considers tougher non-regulatory and regulatory obligations for some art market participants.

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