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Stories that are tagged 'New Zealand'

New Zealand-S Korea FTA Enters Second Phase

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, January 13, 2017

Cross-border tariffs between New Zealand and Korea were scaled back further on January 1, 2017, with the second installment of tax cuts under their free trade agreement. Read Full Story


EU Hopes To Launch New Zealand FTA Talks In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

European Council President Donald Tusk has said that the EU hopes to launch free trade negotiations with New Zealand this year. Read Full Story


Trilateral FTA Talks Held In Beijing

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The 11th round of negotiations for a trilateral free trade agreement between China, Japan, and South Korea was held in Beijing on January 11. Read Full Story


New Zealand Increases Tobacco Tax By 10 Percent

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In a bid to encourage more people to quit smoking, New Zealand hiked its tax rate on tobacco by 10 percent on January 1, 2017. Read Full Story


New Zealand Retailers Call For GST On Foreign Online Suppliers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Zealand retailers have called for legislation requiring foreign companies to register for GST, saying that avoidance of the tax by multinationals is costing the government at least NZD200m (USD138m) in lost revenue. Read Full Story


China Cut Tariffs On January 1

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 2, 2017

China introduced import and export duty changes from January 1 to boost innovation-driven development and put the country's tariff structure "more in line with the needs of international trade development." Read Full Story


Switzerland Consults On Implementation Of AEOI Agreements

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has launched a consultation on the introduction of the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with a series of other countries. Read Full Story


NZ Approves Providers Of Overseas Record-Keeping Services

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has published a list of third-party providers approved to hold business records for taxpayers offshore. Read Full Story


Brazil To Introduce 'Netflix Tax'

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Brazil is expected to introduce a two percent tax on online on-demand entertainment services such as those provided by Netflix and Spotify. Read Full Story


New Zealand Issues Guidance On OECD's Common Reporting Standard

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Zealand's Inland Revenue has published draft guidance to help financial institutions prepare for the OECD's Common Reporting Standard for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters. Read Full Story




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