Tax and crime

OECD Asia-Pacific Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation


In June 2019, the OECD and the National Tax Agency of Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the OECD Asia-Pacific Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation in Wako, Japan.

The Asia-Pacific Academy programmes evolve to provide demand-driven training addressing the specific needs of countries in the Asia-Pacific region and building on experiences and best practices in tackling illicit financial flows. The curriculum include broad-based courses on conducting and managing financial crime investigations (including digital forensics), as well as targeted courses on combatting anti-money laundering, challenges around crypto assets, VAT/GST fraud, and asset recovery. The first programme was delivered in May 2019 and focussed on VAT/GST Fraud.

OECD joins with Japan to fight financial crime by establishing new academy

The Asia-Pacific Academy is housed at the Wako Campus of the National Tax College, part of the National Tax Agency of Japan.

COURSE dates

  • 8-17 December 2020: VAT/GST Fraud Investigations (Specialty Programme) - VIRTUAL
  • 2-11 March 2021: Anti-Money Laundering: Current Trends, Prosecutions, and the Challenges around Crypto Assets (Specialty Programme) - VIRTUAL
  • 7-18 June 2021: Managing Financial Investigations (Intermediate Programme)VIRTUAL
  • 9-18 November 2021: Asset Recovery: Freezing and Seizing Assets (Specialty Programme) VIRTUAL






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