A special welcome to the fifth anniversary edition of Barbados International Finance & Business (BIF&B). Since its genesis in 2009, BIF&B has become an important part of marketing Barbados as a domicile for international companies and investors seeking to make their businesses more internationally competitive.The selection of articles in the 2013 edition ­ covering international trade, business and investment ­ plus case studies outlining the continuing successes achieved by some of those already domiciled here, together highlight the particular strengths of Barbados as a domicile, and clearly demonstrate why Barbados must be at the top of any list of jurisdictions for companies looking to take their operations overseas.Last year, the Barbados Government introduced amendments to the International Business Companies Act, the Societies with Restricted Liability Act, and the International Financial Services Act, which cover changes in the corporate tax rate for entities licensed under those respective pieces of legislation. In addition, the Private Trust Companies Bill and the Trustee (Amendment) Bill were introduced. The Foundations Bill will be introduced this year. All further enhancing Barbados' ability to offer a selection of legal entities, right-size regulation and a network of Double Tax Treaties allowing tax efficient structures. Barbados is unique! We offer innovative solutions for international business expansion. Why not consider Barbados as your international domicile of choice?We invite you to send any comments and suggestions to bifb@investbarbados.org.James GardinerWelcome to the 2013 Edition... the Barbados Government introduced amendments to the International Business Companies Act, the Societies with Restricted Liability Act, and the International Financial Services Act4 BARBADOS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE & BUSINESS 2013
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