UK, Hong Kong TIEA enters into force

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On 31 December 2016, the Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) between Hong Kong and the United Kingdom was entered into force and that was signed on 19 October 2016. This Agreement provides for the effective exchange of information regarding tax matters between the tax authorities including automatic exchange of information which is necessary for the exchange of financial account information based on the international standards formulated by the OECD, and is expected to contribute to the prevention of international tax evasion and tax abuse.

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