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Cook Islands News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

OECD Reports Cook Islands 'Largely Compliant'

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Cook Islands has been rated "largely compliant" in a phase two peer group review conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.Read Full Story


EU, Fiji To Implement Interim Pacific EPA

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On July 18, Fiji notified its decision to apply the interim Pacific Region Economic Partnership Agreement, which provides for duty and quota free access into the European Union for all products from the countries concerned.Read Full Story



WTO Advises On Services Trade For Pacific Islands

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As trade in services has become the main engine of economic growth for the Pacific island countries that have little other export capacity, the World Trade Organization was involved in organizing a regional workshop on that topic in Vanuatu from August 5-8, 2013.Read Full Story


ATO Unveils Compliance In Focus Program

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Australian Taxation Office has said that it will spend the next year focusing on profit shifting, tax crime, and the misuse of trusts. Read Full Story



US, UK, Australia To Provide Tax Information To Others

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It has been announced that the tax administrations from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have developed a plan to share tax information involving trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions worldwide.Read Full Story


French Senate Backs Oman DTA Protocol

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The French Senate has recently adopted a bill authorizing the approval of a protocol to the bilateral agreement between France and Oman aimed at avoiding double taxation.Read Full Story