French Embassy Speaks on France Blacklist
Following the publication of an article by the “Le Monde” newspaper regarding “a blacklist of seventeen tax havens”, the Embassy of France in Castries would like to specify the following:
The list mentioned by the newspaper does not reflect the position of France.
It concerns a technical list which was established by the services of the French Agency for Development (AFD), and not of the national list of the States and Non-cooperative territories where the Commonwealth of Dominica does not appear.
This technical provision does not affect the capacity of intervention of the French Agency for Development in the countries where it is present, of which the Commonwealth of Dominica is included.
France appreciates the efforts made by the Commonwealth of Dominica, with regards to financial transparency and encourages it to continue in this manner.