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Launch of the Asia Region Funds Passport – Joint Committee Meeting 19-20 September 2018

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) Joint Committee (“JC”) has decided that the Passport will launch on 1 February 2019. This was agreed at the fifth face-to-face meeting of the JC in Auckland, New Zealand on 19 and 20 September 2018. The meeting was hosted by the Financial Markets Authority of New Zealand (Chair) and Read More

Next steps to the Asia Region Funds Passport – Joint Committee Meeting 25 – 26 April 2018

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) Joint Committee (“JC”) held its fourth face-to-face meeting in Sydney Australia on 25 and 26 April 2018, hosted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The meeting was attended by representatives from Australia (Chair), Thailand (Deputy Chair), Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand. The JC was pleased to Read More

Asia Region Funds Passport – Pilot Program

Expressions of interest are being sought to participate in a Pilot Program for the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) in early 2018 from: Home country fund operator (exporter); Host country distributor (importer); and Key legal and tax-related advisory service providers. Expressions of interest can be submitted for each of the roles individually or as a Read More

Next steps to the Asia Region Funds Passport – Joint Committee Meeting 3-4 October 2017

The Asia Region Funds Passport ("Passport") Joint Committee ("JC") held its third face-to-face meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on 3 – 4 October 2017, hosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand, and was attended by representatives from Australia (Chair), Thailand (Deputy Chair), Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. The JC was pleased to welcome Read More

Release of Annual Report and Guidance

Release of Annual Report The Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) Joint Committee has published its first Annual Report on its website. The Annual Report provides updates on each participating economy’s progress in implementing the ARFP Memorandum of Co–operation (MoC). This report represents a cooperative effort by Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Thailand. The Read More

Asia Region Funds Passport – Joint Committee Meeting 20-21 April 2017

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) Joint Committee (JC) held its second face to face meeting in Tokyo, Japan on 20-21 April 2017. The JC was established under the Memorandum of Cooperation for the Passport. An important role of the JC is to oversee the effective implementation of the Passport by the end of 2017. The second Read More

Asia Region Funds Passport – Joint Committee Meeting 23-24 November 2016

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) Joint Committee (JC) launched its first face to face meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 23-24 November 2016. The JC has been established under Paragraph 6 of the Memorandum of Cooperation for the purpose of overseeing the effective implementation and operation of the Passport Arrangements. The first meeting was Read More

Asia Region Funds Passport’s Memorandum of Co-operation Comes Into Effect

The Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) on the establishment and implementation of the Asia Region Funds Passport (ARFP) comes into effect today. Representatives from Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand have signed the MoC. These five economies have up to 18 months from today to work to implement domestic arrangements under the MoC. Activation of Read More

Asia Region Funds Passport Memorandum of Cooperation

On 28 April 2016, representatives from Australia, Japan, Korea and New Zealand signed the Asia Region Funds Passport’s Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC). Signing of the MoC is an outcome of more than six years international negotiation on the passport arrangements. Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand have contributed expertise to developing Read More

Signing of the Statement of Understanding

On 11 September 2015, Finance Ministers from Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand signed a Statement of Understanding at the APEC Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Cebu, the Philippines on the Asia Region Funds Passport. The statement signals the commitment of these economies to join the Passport ahead of its commencement in 2016. Read More