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The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have each approved proposals to link their emissions trading systems, meaning formal signature of a new agreement could take place by the end of the year. Read Full Story
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has suggested that there could be an EU-UK customs union after Brexit. Read Full Story
The European Commission has concluded that an exemption for transfer and transit passengers from the Irish air travel tax was in line with EU state aid rules. Read Full Story
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
The UK Conservative Party has agreed to consider reducing the rate of Air Passenger Duty for airports in Northern Ireland after agreeing a coalition government with the Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party party. Read Full Story
Americans for Tax Reform has urged the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to support a bill that would tighten the rules on the imposition of tax on airport users. Read Full Story
The National Taxpayers Union in the United States has welcomed plans to create a non-profit entity to manage air traffic control, noting it will enable a cut to the tax burden on aviation. Read Full Story
Austria's air passenger tax will be reduced by 50 percent under proposals approved by the Council of Ministers earlier this month. Read Full Story
The Hong Kong Government on March 10 published the Inland Revenue Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2017, which contains measures designed to boost the territory's attractiveness as a location for aircraft leasing. Read Full Story
As promised in the recent elections, and despite the country's significantly increased fiscal deficit in 2016, Ghana's new Government has decided to balance its election promise of beginning a program of tax cuts to boost private sector growth, with an attack on tax non-compliance. Read Full Story
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