A number of territories that had failed to demonstrate they have complied with international tax transparency standards have had their ratings upgraded by the OECD, following "fast-track" peer reviews.Read Full Story
Australia, New Zealand, and eight Pacific island countries have signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations, a free trade agreement covering goods, services, and investment. Read Full Story
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
Vanuatu's Inland Revenue Department on November 3, 2016, released guidance on its penalties regime for non-compliance with value-added tax law.Read Full Story
The OECD's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes celebrated the end of the first phase of reviews of all countries at its annual meeting on November 2-4.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
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