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Switzerland Updates Customs Transit Procedure

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Swiss Federal Council has approved proposed changes to the common transit procedure. Read Full Story


Macedonia Urged To Refine Tax System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Macedonia should reduce labor taxes for lower-income workers and seek to maximize value-added tax (VAT), property tax, and fuel tax collections, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story


Governments Easing Tax And Regulation Burdens

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The latest edition of the World Bank's Doing Business report shows that there has been a steady improvement in regulatory efficiency around the world over the last ten years, including in the area of taxation. Read Full Story


EU's VAT Directive Course Now Available In 15 Languages

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The EU Directorate-General for Tax and Customs Union has announced that its eLearning modules on value-added tax are now available in 15 languages. Read Full Story


50 Nations Have Ratified WTO's Trade Facilitation Pact

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The World Trade Organization has welcomed the receipt of the 50th instrument of acceptance from a member state to bring into force its Trade Facilitation Agreement. Read Full Story


Serbia FTAs To Remain In Force Until EU Accession

By Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The head of the team negotiating Serbia's accession to the European Union has confirmed an agreement with the European Union that the country's free trade agreements with eastern states, and in particular Russia, will remain in force until Serbia becomes an EU member. Read Full Story


European Union Challenges Greek Tax Provisions

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The European Commission has asked Greece to end the discriminatory taxation of foreign-flagged ships and amend legislation on duty-free service stations. Read Full Story


Mexico Praised For Tax Transparency

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mexico was the only country to be rated fully compliant with international tax transparency standards out of ten jurisdictions that were issued ratings by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on August 8, 2014. Read Full Story


OECD Releases New Peer Review Reports

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On August 4, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purpose published peer review reports and compliance ratings for a new batch of jurisdictions. Read Full Story


Macedonia Plans Free Zone For Professional Services

By Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Macedonia is planning special economic zones with considerable tax breaks, but there has been suspicion about the benefits of such a move with concerns locally that they might attract criminal activity. Read Full Story



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