On Thursday, April 21, in the Ministry of Finance (MoF) already the eighth annual meeting of the Latvian-Swiss Cooperation Programme was held. At the meeting the representatives of the MoF and project implementers discussed the progress of implementation of the Swiss cooperation programme with the representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Latvia.
On Wednesday, April 13, the Minister for Finance Dana Reizniece-Ozola and Prof. Ceajer Ka-keung Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of Hong Kong, signed the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income. This agreement will promote the commercial activity, attraction of foreign investments, as well as facilitate the activities of investors of both parties in Latvia and Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, March 8, the Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers supported the amendments to several laws related to the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing. The draft laws were developed with a view of ensuring the fulfilment of recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).