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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Hague Convention - Apostilled documents






Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a unique forum where the governments of 30 market democracies work together to address the economic, social and governance challenges of globalisation as well as to exploit its opportunities. The Centre for Tax Policy and Administration examines all aspects of taxation, including international and domestic tax issues, direct and indirect taxes and tax policy and administration, as well as delivering a significant part of the OECD co-operation programme with non-OECD economies. This programme includes work on negotiating, applying, and interpreting tax treaties, transfer pricing and effective exchange of information. 33 Jurisdictions have made commitments to transparency and effective exchange of information and are considered co-operative jurisdictions by the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs.

Although a small number of jurisdictions identified as tax havens in June 2000 have not yet made commitments, the OECD would welcome continued dialogue with these jurisdictions and the prospect of their future commitment to transparency and effective exchange of information.

The Republic of Marshall Islands has refused to make commitments to transparency and exchange information in order to preserve information confidentiality, which has been identified by the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs as unco-operative tax havens (also including Andorra, Liberia, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Principality of Monaco)


Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
According to the current mandate of the FATF, which began in July 1998, the Task Force focuses on the following major tasks:

- Spreading the anti-money laundering message to all regions of the globe;
- Monitoring the implementation of the Forty Recommendations in FATF members;
- Reviewing money laundering trends and countermeasures

During the bank account opening process, the Hong Kong banker(s) may require the documents be certified true by the manager of a banker, a practising CPA firm or a practising law firm from below jurisdiction member(s).

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Greece
Germany
Hong Kong (China SAR)
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Russian Federation
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
European Commission
Gulf Co-operation Council

European Commission - member list as below
Austria
Belgium
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
United Kingdom
 
 

Gulf Co-operation Council - member list as below
Bahrain
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates



The Hague Apostille Convention

On October 5, 1961, several nations joined to create a simplified method of "legalizing" documents for universal recognition. This group of nations is known as the Hague Convention. They adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that is internationally recognized by all member nations. The member countries include the followings:-

Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Hong Kong (China SAR)
China (Macao)
Colombia
Cook Islands
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
FYR of Macedonia
Germany
Greece
Grenada
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lesotho
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malawi
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niue
Norway
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
St Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
St Vincent & Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Serbia & Montenegro
Seychelles
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
USA
Venezuela



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