OECD announces significant expansion to CRS relationships

29 December 2016

Earlier this month, the OECD announced that a further 350 bilateral relationships have been established between over 50 jurisdictions in 2017. This is means that there are now over 1300 arrangements in place to exchange financial account information next year in the first wave of CRS exchanges .


A further significant expansion will take place in 2018 as the second wave of countries come on board, by which time more than 100 jurisdictions will be automatically exchanging financial account information under the Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”).


Following the first two waves of CRS adopters, it is widely anticipated that there will be a third wave of countries joining in a third wave, possibly as soon as 2019 or 2020.


A number of major countries are receiving practical assistance from the OECD to develop the foundations to introduce CRS.

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