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Date: 14 March 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

The Bahamas delegation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium, today addressed concerns related to the Bahamas being named to the EU Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdiction List- Annex I. The delegation was led by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest and Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, T. Brent Symonette, who were accompanied by Consultant to the Ministry of Financial Services, LaTonia Symonette-Tinker and Minister-Counselor, Permanent Mission Geneva, Bernadette Butler. The delegation held meaningful positive discussions with the Head of The General Secretariat of the Council Unit, Dr. Andreas Strub, representative of the Chair of the EU Code of Conduct Group, Gabriele Annolino, Deputy Head of Division of Economic and Global Issues, Luigiandrea Pratolongo and the representative for Latin American and Caribbean Region, European External Action Service, as well as other representative of the European Commission.