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Japan News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

Australia Looking To Expand Trade With Japan

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Australia is seeking to progress the implementation of its free trade agreement with Japan, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has said. Read Full Story


EU And Japan Continue To Push For FTA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The European Union and Japan are aiming to conclude talks towards a bilateral free trade agreement by the end of 2017.Read Full Story



OECD Urges Japan To Hike Sales Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Japan should hike value-added tax and taxes on income, capital gains, and inheritances, to offset the revenue lost from corporate tax cuts, the OECD has said.Read Full Story


WTO Members Discuss Trade Facilitation In RTAs

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, April 7, 2017

WTO members have discussed the relationship between trade facilitation provisions in regional trade agreements and the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement.Read Full Story



Hong Kong Signs AEOI Pacts With Portugal And South Africa

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Hong Kong has signed agreements with Portugal and South Africa to automatically exchange financial account information in tax matters.Read Full Story


New Wave Of Australia-Japan FTA Tariff Cuts

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The fourth round of tariff cuts under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on April 1, the Australian Government has announced. Read Full Story