Commissioner Šemeta visits Hong Kong and Macau to promote cooperation in tax and customs
Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner for taxation, customs, anti-fraud and audit, will visit Hong Kong and Macau on 30 and 31 August, with a view to strengthening cooperation between the EU and these two regions in the areas of taxation and customs.
In particular, the Commissioner will discuss how further progress can be made on the exchange of information and the principles of good governance in tax matters.
In Hong Kong, the Commissioner will meet with the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K.C. Chan and Customs Commissioner Richard Yuen, amongst others.
In Macau, he will meet Francis Tam, Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Cheng Kuoc Vá, Secretary for Security and Mr Choi Lai Hang, Director General of Macao's Customs Service.
From 31 of August, Commissioner Šemeta will be in China (Shanghai) to discuss intellectual property rights, the security of supply chain, and tackling smuggling activities with his Chinese counterparts.