A report on trends and advancements in trade-based money laundering was released by the FATF. The underlying trade-based money laundering risk indicators are provided by FATF and can be used by the public and private sectors to spot suspicious conduct in global commerce.
Risk indicators are included in the report for:
company structure, trade activity, trade paperwork, commodity accounts, and transaction activity.
The Financial Action Task Force defines the primary risk categories for trade related laundering money as markers of Structural Risk, Metrics of Trade Activity Risk, Primary commodities Risk Markers and Trade Documents and Risk Markers for Transactions.