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Article d’actualité31 mai 2017Direction générale de la fiscalité et de l’union douanière

EU-Norway agreement on VAT cooperation initialled

The Commission has successfully completed the negotiation of an agreement between the EU and Norway on administrative cooperation, recovery assistance and combating fraud in the field of VAT.

During the month of May 2017, the EU - Norway agreement on VAT cooperation was initialled by Ms Caroline Edery (Head of Unit in the Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General) for the EU and Mr Tor Lande (Deputy Director General in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance) for Norway.

The initialling of the agreement marked the end of the negotiation process which was launched in June 2015.

Once it has been signed and adopted, this agreement will provide the EU Member States and Norway with a solid legal framework for a sound cooperation to combat VAT fraud and assist each other in the recovery of VAT claims.