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Stories that are tagged 'South America'

Mexico Talks Trade Deals With Japan

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Officials from Mexico and Japan have met to discuss deepening trade ties between the two countries. Read Full Story


New Tax Treaties Key To Aircraft Leasing Growth In Hong Kong, Says Report

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council has released a report calling for the Government to expand its tax treaty network, in particular with countries that have growing aviation industries. Read Full Story


Panama Must Focus On Tax Transparency, Reform: IMF

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, May 8, 2017

Panama should take measures to address its low tax revenues, including enhancing tax administration, streamlining tax incentives and exemptions, and avoiding amnesties, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Read Full Story


Mexican Senate Approves Tax Treaties

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mexico's Senate has approved a new double taxation agreement with Argentina, signed in November 2015. Read Full Story


Bulgaria Removes Panama From Tax Blacklist

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bulgaria has removed Panama from its tax haven blacklist in recognition of the South American country's effort to improve transparency and tax co-operation. Read Full Story


EU Issues Update On Mercosur Free Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, April 17, 2017

The European Commission has summarized progress made during the latest round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur group of four South American countries. Read Full Story


Paraguay Becomes Second South American Nation To Ratify TFA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, March 7, 2016

Paraguay ratified the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement on March 1, 2016, becoming the 70th WTO member – and the second South American member after Guyana – to do so.

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EU Challenges Colombia's Alcohol Tax Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, January 15, 2016

The European Union on January 13, 2016, notified the World Trade Organization Secretariat that it has initiated a WTO dispute proceeding against Colombia regarding the South American country's taxation of spirits. Read Full Story


Panama Canal Sets New Traffic Record

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Following the close of its 2015 fiscal year, the Panama Canal Authority announced on October 9 that it set a new tonnage record, after welcoming 340.8 million Panama Canal tons through the Canal – a 4.3 percent year-on-year increase. Read Full Story


China, Colombia Launch Free Trade Talks

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, May 25, 2015

China and Colombia have expressed an interest in signing a bilateral free trade agreement. Read Full Story




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