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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


US Withdraws GSP Benefits From Bangladesh

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman has announced the outcome of the 2012 Annual Review under the Generalized System of Preferences program, which has included a decision by President Barack Obama to suspend the eligibility of Bangladesh for its tariff benefits. Read Full Story


Developing Nations Told To Wind Up Tax Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The World Trade Organization's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has granted a final extension to the transitional period - until the end of 2013 - for the removal of tax-based export subsidy programmes by 19 developing countries. Read Full Story


Pacific Islands Urged To Conclude EU EPA Negotiations

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 3, 2012

In his opening remarks to the Leaders Meeting of the Pacific states within the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, encouraged them to conclude their negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union this year. Read Full Story



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