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PM Harris briefed on efforts to delist St. Kitts and Nevis from EU’s non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

PM Harris briefed on efforts to delist St. Kitts and Nevis from EU’s non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

St. Kitts and Nevis Media Release: Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 28, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris’ busy week of engagements with high-level international and local officials continued today, Wednesday, March 28, when the prime minister met and held discussions with Mrs. Sharlene Shillingford-McKlmon, Charge d'Affaires at the Eastern Caribbean States Embassy to Belgium and Missions to the European Union.

Mrs. Shillingford-McKlmon’s meeting with Prime Minister Harris came on the heels of her attendance at the Special Meeting of the Council of Ministers of CARIFORUM. That meeting took place at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort from March 26-27.

The Charge d'Affaires updated the St. Kitts and Nevis prime minister on the discussions and outcomes of the CARIFORUM meeting, including the decision by members to commit to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.

Mrs. Shillingford-McKlmon also reported on the efforts being made by the Eastern Caribbean States Embassy in Brussels to assist countries like St. Kitts and Nevis that have been listed as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions by the European Union.

She noted that OECS Member States are committed to ensuring that they meet international compliance requirements, and anticipates that St. Kitts and Nevis will be removed from the EU list within a matter of months.

Other topics that were discussed during the important dialogue included the safeguarding of the reputation of the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme and the upcoming post-Cotonou discussions between the European Union and the ACP countries.

Prime Minister Harris commended Mrs. Shillingford-McKlmon and the staff of the Eastern Caribbean States Embassy to Belgium for their continued work in furthering the interests of Member States.

“I want to thank you for the diligent way in which you have attempted to grapple with the matter of the EU listing of St. Kitts and Nevis and your follow up work in relation to that. As you have just indicated the matter is not yet resolved, and so we have to continue to be vigilant,” Dr. Harris said.

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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