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Pacific Islands Urged To Scrutinize Australia, NZ Free Trade Deal

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, August 29, 2016

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

 


APEC Moves On Cuts To Environmental Goods Tariffs

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, May 18, 2015

Senior trade officials from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies have been ramping up efforts to meet their commitment to cut tariffs on environmental goods by the end of this year, according to the organization's Committee on Trade and Investment. Read Full Story

 


Asia-Pac Tax Agencies Agree Cooperation

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, December 1, 2014

At its recent meeting in Sydney, the 44th Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research agreed greater regional cooperation on tax issues. Read Full Story

 


Asia-Pac Tax Commissioners Meeting In Sydney

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tax Commissioners from the Asia-Pacific region are meeting in Sydney this week to agree on a regional plan to tackle profit shifting and base erosion and improve tax transparency and cooperation. Read Full Story

 


APEC Continues Work To Reduce Green Goods Tariffs

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, August 25, 2014

A recent meeting of its senior officials was assured that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member countries are continuing their work to ensure the realization of their commitment to boost free trade in environmental goods, while also laying a foundation for the opening of this sector with other World Trade Organization members. Read Full Story

 


EU, Fiji To Implement Interim Pacific EPA

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, 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

 


APEC Looks To Tax Reform To Boost Tourism

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Tourism Working Group has confirmed that tax reform is needed to ease burdens on tourism and travel companies and consumers, and thereby support development within the sector in the region. Read Full Story

 


APEC Works To Reduce Tariffs On Environmental Goods

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member countries are working to reduce import tariffs to 5 percent or less on a list of environmental goods by 2015, and will also explore opportunities for building on this initiative within the World Trade Organization. Read Full Story

 


WTO Advises On Services Trade For Pacific Islands

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, 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

 


APEC Pushed To Promote Regional FTAs

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, June 28, 2013

During a workshop jointly organized by the Temasek Foundation Center for Trade and Negotiations and the World Trade Organization, trade experts said that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies' promotion of greater integration could help to consolidate the growing number of free trade agreements in the region. Read Full Story

 

 

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