When are the new rules in force?
The 5th Anti-Money laundering directive has been adopted and entered into force on 9 July 2018. Member States will have to implement these new rules into their national legislation by 10 January 2020. These rules were upgraded as EU leaders called for a collective European effort following the wave of terrorist attacks. The Commission urges Member States to stick to their commitment to introduce these tightened measures as early as possible.