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Guyana Finally Complies With CCJ Eco Tax Ruling

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, August 7, 2015

Guyana's Parliament on July 30, 2015, passed an amendment to the Customs Act to cease the collection of a contentious environmental tax that had been the subject of more than a decade of legal challenges. Read Full Story


China, US Initial Eleventh Hour FATCA Pact

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Just days before the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act's entry into force, China and the United States initialed a model one intergovernmental agreement (IGA) on June 26, 2014, to simplify the process for financial institutions in both territories to provide relevant information to support tax enforcement activities under the Act. Read Full Story


Guyana Launches Online Tax Payment Platform

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Guyana Revenue Authority has recently launched its online tax payment system, which enables taxpayers to make faster tax payments electronically. Read Full Story


CARICOM Change Team Pleased With Guyana Consultations

by Mike Godfrey,, New York

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Change Facilitation Team based at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has expressed satisfaction at the response by participants at the Guyana national consultations on a Five-year Strategic Plan for the trade bloc. Read Full Story



by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 31, 2013

On May 28, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Vice President Joe Biden and Haitian President Michel Martelly signed a trade and investment framework agreement, which will provide for a forum to discuss specific trade issues between the United States and the Caribbean Community. Read Full Story


CARIFORUM FTA A Force For Good, Says EU

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

European Union Ambassador to the Caribbean region, Paola Amadei has sought to dispel misconceptions in relation to the Economic Partnership Agreement concluded to establish a free trade zone between the European Union and the fifteen members of the Caribbean Community and the Dominican Republic in 2008. Read Full Story


St Kitts Locals Educated On EPA Opportunities

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has launched an initiative to educate local businesses of the benefits on the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, under the leadership of the jurisdiction's EPA Implementation Unit. Read Full Story


CSME Still On Course, Says Barbados PM

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has sent a clear message that the implementation of the Caribbean Community Single Market and Economy is still a key agenda for regional governments despite the significant hurdles that have been encountered since the negotiation process first began in 1989. Read Full Story


CARICOM Pushes For Conclusion Of Canadian FTA

by Amanda Banks,, London

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

At the recent Caribbean Community heads of government meeting in Saint Lucia, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed optimism that Canada and the Caribbean Community could agree to a free trade agreement to replace the CARIBCAN preferential trade programme with Canada before the arrangement expires at the end of the year. Read Full Story


EU Funding To Boost Caribbean EPA Implementation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Caribbean Development Bank and the European Union have agreed to fund a multi-million facility to aid members of the Caribbean Community in implementing the necessary reforms to allow them to fully benefit from the preferential trade conditions provided for in the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. Read Full Story



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