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.

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

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

COURSE dates

  • 28 February - 9 March 2022: VAT/GST Fraud Investigations (Specialty programme) - VIRTUAL
  • 23 May-1 June 2022: Anti-Money Laundering: Current Trends, Prosecutions and Challenges presented by Crypto Assets (Specialty programme)VIRTUAL
  • 28 November-9 December 2022: Conducting Financial Investigations (Foundation programme)VIRTUAL






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