Monday, July 27, 2009
Dutch Secretary of State Jan Kees De Jager has welcomed agreements for the exchange of tax information between the Netherlands two Caribbean territories, signed on July 22.
The agreements were signed in London and upon entry into effect will provide the respective countriesí tax authorities with tax information where there is evidence of the perpetration of a tax crime. The agreements are among the first for Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands, who also, during the course of the London trip, signed agreements on tax information exchange with Ireland.
In a statement, Jan Kees De Jager lauded steps taken by Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands to increase fiscal transparency, and actualize their commitments to the OECD standard.
De Jager announced that further negotiations are currently being held on similar agreements with the British Virgin Islands, other Caribbean territories, countries in the Pacific Ocean, Austria, Monaco, San Marino, Andorra, Gibraltar, Malaysia, Singapore and Panama.