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Bahamas, Japan Meet on Tax Agreement

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 27, 2011

Above: Tadahito Yamaguchi, first secretary, Embassy of Japan in Jamaica and Ambassador Joshua Sears, director-general at the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham)

The governments of the Bahamas and Japan exchanged their notes yesterday on the two countries’ most recent tax agreement, which is aimed at preventing fiscal evasion. Ambassador Joshua Sears, director-general at the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, exchanged the notes with Tadahiko Yamaguchi, first secretary for the Embassy of Japan in Jamaica. The two countries signed the agreement January 27, 2011, and it will enter into force August 25. Yamaguchi said the agreement was a sign of “good cooperation” for future endeavours between the two countries.

–Bahamas Information Service

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