Tax agreements signed with three more governments
Monday 28th October 2013, 11:42AM GMT.
GUERNSEY has extended its global reach with new tax agreements with Slovakia and Poland.
The island has also signed an agreement with Gibraltar and agreed to work more closely together with the British Overseas Territory.
Chief Minister Peter Harwood signed the Gibraltar and Slovakia deals last week. ‘I am delighted that we have concluded this tax information exchange agreement with Gibraltar,’ said Deputy Harwood.
‘We have many business and cultural links, and our friendship will be further strengthened by this important agreement. The agreement also demonstrates that post-G8, Guernsey has maintained its momentum on greater tax transparency.
‘It was also a great pleasure to meet my counterpart from Gibraltar [the Hon. Fabian Picardo]. Guernsey and Gibraltar share many similar challenges and I am pleased that we have agreed to discuss further how we might be able to work together to better meet those challenges.’
The Gibraltar agreement was signed at Gibraltar House in London, and then Deputy Harwood concluded the Slovakian agreement with its ambassador, His Excellency Miroslav Wlachovsky, at the Slovakian Embassy.