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ASEAN, EU Confirm Importance Of FTA Talks

When the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and European Union held a meeting in Brunei on April 27, emphasis was laid on the on-going negotiation of free trade agreements between the two regions.
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India Obtains TIE Relaxations From Switzerland

According to a statement from the India's Ministry of Finance, the Indian and Swiss governments have signed a protocol to their bilateral double taxation agreement, which will allow for a 'liberal interpretation' of the identity requirements before the exchange of information.
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HMRC Warned Of RTI Impact On Small Firms

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has said that the UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has underestimated the impact of Real Time Information on small employers.
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US Business Pushes For US-Egypt FTA

The United States-Egypt Business Council of the US Chamber of Commerce has held meetings with senior members of Congress to push for commencement of negotiations on a US-Egypt free trade agreement.
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Further Attacks Launched On Italian Tax Evaders

Following an announcement by the Italian financial police, Guardia di Finanza, that it has already uncovered substantial amounts of undeclared income in the first four months of 2012, the Italian Revenue Agency launched countrywide anti-evasion checks during the May Day holidays.
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