On 21 April 2020, the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) adopted the Act implementing the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) (Implementatiewet wijziging vierde anti-witwasrichtlijn, the Act). 

The Act implements 5MLD into Dutch law, primarily by amending the Act on the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism (Wet ter voorkoming van witwassen en financiering van terrorisme). The main changes that 5MLD makes to the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU/2015/849) (4MLD) are described in more detail in an earlier blog post.

The date of entry into force of the Act is yet to be determined.