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US Places Thailand Under GSP Review

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, November 27, 2015

As part of the ongoing 2015 Annual Generalized System of Preferences Review, the US Trade Policy Staff Committee has announced that it is reviewing Thailand's eligibility for the program's tariff benefits. Read Full Story


Fiji Court Clarifies VAT On Freight Forwarding Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fiji's Tax Tribunal has ruled that freight forwarding companies may only charge VAT at the zero rate on the portion of the consideration attributable to the cost of providing international freight services. Read Full Story


Fiji Gives Amnesties On Offshore Assets, Tax Penalties

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority has announced two six-month amnesty programs, for undeclared offshore assets and for persons struggling to pay tax dues. Read Full Story


Fiji Urged To Reduce Tax Incentives

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, November 17, 2014

The International Monetary Fund has said that Fiji needs to adopt measures that broaden the revenue base in order to enhance buffers and create space for necessary public investment. Read Full Story


Fijian Elections To Center On Parties' VAT Policies

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ahead of elections scheduled for September 30 to re-establish democratic rule, Fijian political parties are beginning to battle it out on tax policy, and value-added tax – accounting for a large portion of the territory's tax receipts – is becoming a key subject of debate. 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


Fiji's Revenue Collections Beyond Expectations

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In what was seen as an indication of steady Fijian economic growth, Fiji's Revenue and Customs Authority revealed that it surpassed its first quarter 2014 target revenue by FJD39m, or 12.2 percent, and collected a total of over FJD431m in income tax, value added tax, customs duties and other taxes. Read Full Story


Fijian Tax-Take Increasingly Reliant On VAT

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fiji's Revenue and Customs Authority has released its annual report for 2012, which highlights the increasing importance for the territory of revenues from its expanded value-added tax in light of ambitious revenue targets for 2013. Read Full Story


IMF Welcomes Fijian Progress On Fiscal Consolidation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The International Monetary Fund in its Article IV consultation with Fiji has recommended that authorities adopt structural reforms to support higher economic growth and begin to bring down the unemployment rate. 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



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