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EU, Andorra Sign AEOI Agreement
The European Union (EU) and Andorra have signed a deal to automatically exchange tax information.
See more here.
FTA Talks – China & GCC
FTA talks between China and the GCC – comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – originally began in 2004 but faltered in 2009. They resumed the talks this month and they are seeking to complete them by the end of 2016.
See more following the link.
Canada, Taiwan Sign Double Tax Treaty
Canada and Taiwan have signed a double tax agreement (DTA) that will limit the withholding tax rates on income from dividends, interest, and royalties, and provide for the exchange of tax information.
Read more here.
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A group of 20 trading partners – the US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey – will start soon negotiations on a new International Services Agreement (ISA).
Please find more information following the next link.
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– Canada and Switzerland have reached an agreement on their double tax agreement (DTA) related to the last updated Article 25, standard developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
– France and Andorra agreed to discussed a new comprehensive DTA between both countries.
– Greece announced plans to negotiate a tax agreement with Switzerland.
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* Free Online Tool for Trade and Market
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has redeveloped its free online analysis tool Market Access Map.
Market Access Map is an interactive analytical web tool informing about tariffs and non-tariff measures (NTMs) and other market access conditions.
The tool is available at www.macmap.org.
* Mozambique Sign IMO Anti-piracy Code
6 July 2012
Mozambique is the 20th state to The Code of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden (Djibouti Code of Conduct) developed by International Maritime Organization (IMO).
* CARICOM-Canada Revised FTA
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Canada express their desire to agree a revised free trade agreement to replace the actual CARIBCAN preferential trade programme until the end of the year.
* Japan & Liechtenstein Sign TIEA
Japan & Liechtenstein sign bilateral Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) model convention.
* Ghana Signs Tax Cooperation Agreement
10 July 2012
Ghana is the second African country, after South Africa, to sign the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed by the Council of Europe and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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Canada and Mexico were invited to join nine nations negotiating a Multi-Nation Pacific Trade Agreement.
The other nine countries included in the negotiones are U.S., Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
More here and here.
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* EU Starts Free Trade Talks with Armenia
1 June 2012, Brussels
The European Union (EU) and Armenia have agreed to begin negotiations for a comprehensive Free Trade Area.
* Report on G20’s Trade & Investment
31 May 2012
WTO, OECD & UNCTAD published a report showing the negative impact of protectionist and discriminatory trade measures.
The seventh WTO-OECD-UNCTAD report for the G-20 on trade and investment reveals that government-imposed trade and investment restrictions continue to be an obstacle for global growth and development.
Please consult the report here.
* Hong Kong-Portugal DTA Comes Into Force
On June 3rd come into force the agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (DTA) signed between Hong Kong and Portugal.
* Canada Starts Investment Talks With Benin and Burkina Faso
The Canadian government has launched negotiations on foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs) with Benin and Burkina Faso.
* India and Bahrain Sign TIEA
The governments of India and Bahrain have signed a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA).
* Annual Asset Management Report: Facts & Figures in Europe – EFAMA
31 May 2012, Brussels
EFAMA published the Fifth Annual Review Asset Management in Europe: Facts & Figures (using data as at end 2010).
This report take a tour of european the industry looking at its overall size, general structure, asset allocation and client base.
Please see the Report.
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23 April 2012, Otawa
Denmark Trade Minister Pia Olsen Dyhr state today that the European Union and Canada will conclude a free trade agreement within six months. Denmark holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union. “We are hoping for the most comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement that Canada has ever signed” confirm the Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast Fast after the meeting with Pia Olsen Dyhr in Otawa.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would establish a wide-ranging trade deal encompassing not only goods, but investment and services, and provincial and municipal government procurement.
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The governments of Canada and Japan agreed to formally start talks aimed at forging a free trade agreement between the two countries. If established, the free trade agreements (FTA) would be Japan’s first with a country from the Group of Eight major economies. An FTA between these two highly-developed trading partners seek to boost economic, energy and security relations.
The negotiation are seeking to develop and achieve long-range goals as:
– Increased Trade and Investment
– Opening Markets to Goods and Services
– Regulation on Non-Tariff Barriers
– Promoting Innovation
– Promoting Transparency
– Entrepreneurship and Increasing Flows of People
Canada currently pursuing treaties with the European Union, South Korea and India, Ottawa would also begin free trade talks with Thailand. Japan’s current priorities for economic integration are focused on the Pacific Rim and ASEAN areas. In 2011, Japan signed concluded an FTA with Mexico (September 23) and signed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the Republic of India (June 30) and Peru (May 31). At this moment, Japan is involved in advanced negations of an EPA with Australia.
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