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By André Rivest In September, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade announced the launch of the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) — a $10-million initiative aimed at fostering innovation and efficiency in automotive supply chains. The three-year program is a major pillar of Ontario’s Driving Prosperity program, which was introduced in February with a view […]

Economic Substance Rules released for the British Virgin Islands

By Michael Killourhy, Simon Schilder, Ray Wearmouth In response to the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group (the Code of Conduct Group), from 1 January 2019 the British Virgin Islands implemented new legislation setting out economic substance requirements which would apply to certain British Virgin Islands entities in certain circumstances. The Economic Substance (Companies and […]

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