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Mercosur and EU FTA

Mercosur and EU FTA

Twelve years after the first discussions about a possible Free Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR[1] and the European Union, members of the two blocs met in Brussels on 12 May 2016 and exchanged a list of commercial offers between them. This exchange, which occurred for the first time since 2004, included almost all agricultural … Read More

Germany Implements Changes to the EU Mutual Assistance Directive

Germany Implements Changes to the EU Mutual Assistance Directive

On July 13, 2016, the German Federal Ministry of Finance issued a press release saying that the German Federal Cabinet has adopted draft legislation adding new anti-avoidance measures and implementing OECD and EU standards on automatic exchange of information and transfer pricing documentation. The EU issued Directive 2015/2376, amending Directive … Read More

OECD Holds Second Round of Tax Talks

OECD Holds Second Round of Tax Talks

On July 12, 2016, the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration held its second round of tax talks, which included details regarding the BEPS discussion drafts, recent country-by-country reporting (CbCR) guidance, and standardized XML Schema for the exchange of tax rulings and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The speakers included Pascal Saint-Amans, … Read More