Anti Money Laundering(AML) protocols are measures to ascertain and curb the process of money laundering. The illegal movement of money is a big problem, especially for developing countries.
The impact of money laundering has cost countries losses that amount to billions. Most legislation has strong AML laws that apply to all financial and trade bodies. Whether its a small business or a large corporation, every entity must adhere to the requirements of AML. There are AML checks, audits, and inspections that the government carries to check all the companies that use the financial activity to run the business. Especially those business that moves fund from one country to another to make contract payments settle import bills or pay for services.
The rules are strict, and the authorities can hand out penalties, imprisonment, and suspension of all those businesses who are doing money laundering.