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The European Free Trade Association states – Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Norway – and Ecuador have continued discussions towards a free trade agreement, with a second round of negotiations held over five days until March 3. Read Full Story
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has said that it is forging ahead with work on a new corporate tax proposal, named "tax proposal 17." Read Full Story
The Swiss Federal Council has asked the Finance Department to draw up new proposals for corporation tax reform by mid-2017 at the latest, following its recent referendum defeat. Read Full Story
Singapore's Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, has presented the country's latest budget, which includes proposals for a new safe harbor rule and a preferential intellectual property tax regime. Read Full Story
Apple has claimed that the European Commission erred in its interpretation of Irish law and violated the principle of legal certainty in ordering the recovery of alleged illegal state aid granted to Apple. Read Full Story
EU Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said that the European Commission is "very disappointed" by the result of Switzerland's recent referendum on corporate tax reform. Read Full Story
Proposed changes to Switzerland's corporate tax framework have been rejected in a referendum. Read Full Story
The World Bank has launched a new platform that enables users to more easily compare countries in terms of their competitiveness and cross-border trading activities. Read Full Story
The EFTA states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland – and India recently discussed how to push for the conclusion of a bilateral free trade agreement. Read Full Story
A planned free trade agreement between Europe and Singapore must be jointly approved by the EU and its member states, an Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has opined. Read Full Story
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