On 7 April 2016, the European Commission published an inception impact assessment for a Directive to amend the Fourth Money Laundering Directive.

This assessment does not reflect the Commission's call on member states to accelerate the implementation of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive to the fourth quarter of 2016 (as set out in its Action Plan). The Commission is expected to publish the proposed Directive to amend the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive by the second quarter of 2016 at the latest.