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Mercosur To Establish New Economic Zone

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, August 4, 2014

Latin American trade bloc Mercosur discussed at its 46th Summit on July 29, 2014, proposals to create an economic zone with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, Petrocaribe, and the Caribbean Community. Read Full Story

 


CARICOM Change Team Pleased With Guyana Consultations

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, 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

 


US, CARICOM Sign TIFA

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, 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

 


French Senate Backs Oman DTA Protocol

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The French Senate has recently adopted a bill authorizing the approval of a protocol to the bilateral agreement between France and Oman aimed at avoiding double taxation. Read Full Story

 


CARIFORUM FTA A Force For Good, Says EU

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, 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

 


CSME Still On Course, Says Barbados PM

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, 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

 


VAT Introduced In Saint Lucia

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A last minute concession was secured by St. Lucian hoteliers prior to the introduction of a value-added tax regime in the island on October 1, 2012. Read Full Story

 


St Lucia Adopts VAT

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Caribbean territory of Saint Lucia has begun educating local businesses ahead of the confirmed introduction of a value-added tax regime from October 2012, following the Senate's endorsement of the VAT Act. Read Full Story

 


St Lucia Addresses UK Chancellor On APD

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saint Lucia's Prime Minister, Kenny Anthony, has condemned UK political leaders' resistant stance on the reform of the UK Air Passenger Duty regime, which has been the subject of extended lobbying by the Caribbean region. Read Full Story

 


CARICOM Pushes For Conclusion Of Canadian FTA

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, 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

 

 

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