Posts Tagged OECD

OECD Releases First BEPS Recommendations

 
The OECD released its first recommendations for a co-ordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.
 
The recommendations, under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project, are designed to create a single set of international tax rules to end the erosion of tax bases and the artificial shifting of profits to jurisdictions to avoid paying tax.
 
The first 7 elements of the Action Plan released today focus on helping countries to:
 Please find more here.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 48 (25 November – 1 December 2013)

 
* OECD: Global Economy Recovering at Moderate Pace
 
On the last Economic Outlook, OECD concluded that the global economy is expected to continue expanding at a moderate pace.
 
Read more following the link.
 
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* Liechtenstein & Isle of Man Sign OECD Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Liechtenstein & Isle of Man join the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement initiated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe to tackle tax evasion and avoidance between its signatories.
 
Check here and here.
 
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* Canada & NZ Ratify Multilateral Tax Convention
 
Canada and  New Zealand have ratified the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
 
Please follow the link for more.
 
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* WTO – No Global Trade DealEven the WTO’s members have come “very close to fully agreed texts”, the negotiations on the first global trade deal in the organization’s history come to a dead end.

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More Trade News in Brief Week 42 (14 – 20 October 2013)

 
* Latvia – OECD Membership
 
The 34 OECD Members have approved a Roadmap to accession for Latvia.
 
Check here for more.
 
 
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* Switzerland Signs Multilateral Convention on Tax Matters
 
Switzerland has become the 58th country to sign the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.
 
Follow the link for more.
 
 
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* Isle Of Man First To Sign UK FATCA-Style Agreement
 
The Isle of Man signed an agreement with the United Kingdom extending the automatic disclosure of tax information.
 
Read more here.
 

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More Trade News in Brief Week 35 (26 August – 1 September 2013)

*  ICC-IFO – Global Economic Outlook
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the economic research institute IFO published the latest World Economic Survey.
 
Check here for more.
 
Download previous copies of the ICC/Ifo World Economic Survey.
 
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* China Signed Convention on Exchange of Information
 
China signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, an OECD initiative.
 
Please follow the link.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 12 (18 – 24 March 2013)

 
* ISO Guidelines for Armed Maritime Guards
 
14 March 2013
 
ISO has developed a guideline for armed maritime guards and to defend the ship navigation from piracy attacks.
 
ISO/PAS 28007:2012, Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma contract).
 
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* OECD – Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being
 
 OECD releases Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being to provide advice on the collection and use of measures of subjective well-being.
 
The Guidelines is developed under the OECD’s Better Life Initiative.
 
Please follow the link.
 
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* Cayman & Brazil Sign TIEA
 
Cayman Islands sign a landmark tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) with Brazil.
 
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* Spain & Argentina Sign Fresh DTA
 
Spain and Argentina have signed a new accord aimed at preventing double taxation and tax evasion.
 
Kindly follow the link.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 9 (25 February – 3 March 2013)

 
* New ISO Standard for Electronic Signatures
 
The new ISO standard secures the electronic signatures when the documents they authenticate are transferred and processed through different information technology systems.
 
  • ISO 14533-1:2012, Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration – Long term signature profiles – Part 1: Long term signature profiles for CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures (CAdES)
  • ISO 14533-2:2012, Processes, data elements and documents in commerce, industry and administration – Long term signature profiles – Part 2: Long term signature profiles for XML Advanced Electronic Signatures (XAdES)
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* GVCs and Development: Investment and Value Added Trade in the Global Economy
 
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) describes in a new report regarding the global value chains (GVC) and its importance in investment and trade.
 
Please follow the link.
 
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* Azerbaijan & Lesotho – New Members of the Global Forum on Tax Transparency
 
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, multilateral framework carried out by both OECD and non-OECD economies, welcomes Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Lesotho as new members.
 
Click here for more.
 
Read more on the work of the Global Forum here and here.
 
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 5 (28 January – 3 February 2013)

* OECD – Energy Policy
 
OECD published two reports regarding energy policy, public finances and environmental goals:
 
Taxing Energy Use
 
Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013
 
Please find more here.
 
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* UNCTAD – Global Investment Trends Monitor
 
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the Global Investment Trends Monitor.
 
The report describes the actual global foreign direct investments (FDI) and its trends.
 
Check here for more.
 
 
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* Jersey Signs Updated DTA’s
 
The Jersey government has signed new comprehensive double tax agreements (DTA’s) with the Isle of Man and Guernsey.
 
Please follow the link.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 4 (21 – 27 January 2013)

 
* ILO – Global Employment Trends 2013
 
22 January 2013
 
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has issued a new report on global employment.
 
The Global Employment Trends 2013 is available here.
 
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* Romania – The 118th member of the Global Forum
 
23 January 2013
 
Romania has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes developed by OECD.
 
Check here for more.
 
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* ISO – Information Security and Service Management Standard
 
16 January 2013
 
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in collaboration with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new international standard regarding the information security and service management system.
 
Read more about the new ISO/IEC 27013:2012, Information technology – Security techniques – Guidance on the integrated implementation of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 here.
 

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More Trade News in Brief – Week 30 (16–22 July 2012)

* South Korea/Switzerland TIE Protocol
 
The revised Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between South Korea and Switzerland, including provisions on the exchange of tax information (TIE), is to go into effect on July 25, 2012.
 
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* ICC Published a Guide to New Rules of Arbitration
 
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has release “The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration” offering a detailed article-by-article commentary on the 2012 Rules and more.
 
Please refer to the next link
 
 
 
ICC Arbitration Guide - Trade News in Brief
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* Tunisia and OECD Strengthen Relations
 
Tunisia signs multilateral agreement on fiscal co-operation and strengthens its links with the OECD.
 
More here.

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