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BVI Sets Out Brexit Wishlist

BVI Sets Out Brexit Wishlist

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
20 February, 2017
British Virgin Islands representatives have set out their Brexit priorities at a recent meeting between the UK Government and the Overseas Territories.
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Jersey Launches Cyber Security Strategy

Jersey Launches Cyber Security Strategy

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
20 February, 2017
Jersey has released its first island-wide cyber security strategy for consultation, which runs until March 29, 2017.
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Shanghai Trade Zone Streamlines Customs Clearance

Shanghai Trade Zone Streamlines Customs Clearance

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 February, 2017
Shanghai's Pilot Free Trade Zone has simplified its customs procedures with the adoption of a single-window foreign trade system.
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ADGM, Malta Strengthen Cross-Border Cooperation

ADGM, Malta Strengthen Cross-Border Cooperation

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
17 February, 2017
Abu Dhabi Global Market, the international financial center in Abu Dhabi, and the Malta Financial Services Authority have strengthened their cross-border cooperation with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
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Cayman 'Reassured' About EU Non-Cooperative Tax Blacklist

Cayman 'Reassured' About EU Non-Cooperative Tax Blacklist

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 February, 2017
The Cayman Islands says European Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has assured the territory there will be a fair screening process for its proposed list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes.
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Bermuda Remains Leading Captive Insurance Domicile

Bermuda Remains Leading Captive Insurance Domicile

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
16 February, 2017
Bermuda remains the world leader in the captive insurance industry based on statistics covering 2016 recently released by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.
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ADGM Recognized By International Securities Regulator

ADGM Recognized By International Securities Regulator

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
16 February, 2017
Abu Dhabi Global Market, the international financial center established in 2013, has been recognized as "fully compliant" with the international benchmark for effective cross-border cooperation between securities regulators.
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ADGM Partners With Bahrain Central Bank

ADGM Partners With Bahrain Central Bank

by Lorys Charalambous, Lowtax.net, Cyprus
15 February, 2017
Abu Dhabi Global Market, a relatively new low-tax financial center, and the Central Bank of Bahrain have agreed to cooperate on regulatory matters.
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Hong Kong Confirms Its FTA Aspirations

Hong Kong Confirms Its FTA Aspirations

by Mary Swire, Lowtax.net, Hong Kong
15 February, 2017
On February 15, in his reply to a question in the Legislative Council, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So confirmed that Hong Kong is looking to conclude further free trade agreements.
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Saint Vincent To Hike VAT Rate

Saint Vincent To Hike VAT Rate

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
14 February, 2017
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines's 2017 Budget includes an increase to the value-added tax rate and measures to counter stamp duty avoidance.
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