"The comparative table that follows the Glossary of Terms below identifies the broad range of actions, effective as of December 31, 2012, that jurisdictions have, or have not, taken to combat money laundering. This reference table provides a comparison of elements that include legislative activity and other identifying characteristics that can have a relationship to a jurisdiction's money laundering vulnerability. With the exception of the fifth item, all items should be answered 'Y' (yes) or 'N' (no). 'Y' is meant to indicate that legislation has been enacted to address the captioned items. It does not imply full compliance with international standards. All deficiencies within the country's/jurisdiction's AML/CFT [Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism] regime should be explained in the 'Enforcement and implementation issues and comments' section of the template."
United States. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/