The foreign minister de Panama, Janaina Tewaneyassured this Thursday that the country is making “forceful efforts” for go out of the FATF list from tax havens and hopes that Spain’s decision not to include it in its own will help to achieve this.
The owner expressed herself in this way in a Tribune in the House of America in Madridwhere thanked for this “acknowledgment” of Spain to Panamawhat are you doing “financial, economic efforts and human resources for achieve thats transparency objectives that are part of the global standards”.
The ready of the International Financial Action Task Force (FATF) qualify the countries of the world in their activity in various areas, including those of prevention of Money Laundering, money launderingSW terrorist financingamong other.
“A country like ours, which is polarized, is making forceful efforts in relation to the FATF list”he insisted.
As he said, “that implementationn is being carried with a firm step” and they believe that uniting “that Panamanian modelthe diplomacy” and the help of “those countries that recognize” those efforts, can “possibly in this period (of government) be able to get off the list“.
In addition, Tewaney alluded to relations with the European Union in tax matter and recognized that they still have pending carry out the “exchange of iInformation” tax “required” for him European bloc.
“It is a job that we are doing, but it requires not only legal and legal transformations, but also internal ones, of our structure as a country that often take time”he acknowledged.
Thus, he determined that “the important it’s not just sget off the list but stay out of it”: “This is what Panama is striving for, we are ready to cross that line that some countries that have indicated to us have not been able to cross, it is a priority for the country.” EFE
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In a pleasant meeting with Jesús Gascón Catalán Secretary of State for Finance, I thanked Spain for its support in tax matters, by excluding Panama from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. We also talked about trade relations and cooperation opportunities. pic.twitter.com/ZFNMfW0NqC
— Janaina Tewaney Mencomo (@JanainaGob) March 16, 2023