Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations toward the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus, a trade deal he said will drive economic growth and raise living standards in the region. Read Full Story
Pakistan's Finance Minister, Mohammad Ishaq Dar, has directed the Federal Board of Revenue to approach the tax authorities of nine territories about information in the Panama and Bahamas leaks.Read Full Story
Oxfam says people from Pacific Island countries are most likely to lose out from the PACER-Plus regional free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand, which is edging closer to completion.Read Full Story
Ten more countries have been assessed as having made improvements to their frameworks to exchange information with other countries to tackle tax evasion.Read Full Story
On August 4, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purpose published peer review reports and compliance ratings for a new batch of jurisdictions.Read Full Story
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
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