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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

 


USTR Consults On Caribbean Trade Benefits

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The United States Trade Representative has begun a consultation on whether certain Caribbean countries should be designated as eligible to receive benefits under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act or the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act. 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

 


Caribbean Banks Urged To Prepare For FATCA

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jamaica's Minister for Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has warned Caribbean financial institutions to prepare for the implementation of the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story

 


EU Funding To Boost Caribbean EPA Implementation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, 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

 


SVG's Tax Transparency Endorsed

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, April 20, 2012

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has welcomed the adoption of a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that confirms the territory has adequate frameworks in place to meet international standards on tax transparency and information exchange. Read Full Story

 


OECD Issues New Peer Reviews

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, publishing eleven new peer reviews, has said that the vast majority of territories which have been subject to critical assessments have implemented satisfactory legislative regimes that can facilitate the exchange of information on request. Read Full Story

 


CARICOM Trade Bloc 'In Crisis'

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Caribbean Community, an economic bloc among Caribbean territories, is at breaking point, according to a document circulated among its fifteen member states which urges rapid structural and operational reform. Read Full Story

 


Canada, SVG Begin Tax Information Exchange

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last year's tax information exchange agreement signed between Canada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines has entered into force, the provisions of which are based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s internationally agreed standard on exchange of tax information. Read Full Story

 


Caribbean Territories Sign Up To Anti-Corruption Drive

by Amanda Banks, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A number of offshore Caribbean territories have notified their consent to receive on-site visits to evaluate their compliance with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption. Read Full Story

 

 

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