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New Zealand has completed implementation

New Zealand confirmed to the Joint Committee today that it has completed preparations for implementing the Asia Region Funds Passport arrangements in New Zealand. It is ready to receive registration applications from local prospective passport funds and entry applications from foreign passport funds. For information on the passport in New Zealand visit the New Zealand Financial Markets Read More

Joint Committee Meeting 8-9 May 2019, Seoul

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) Joint Committee (“JC”) held its sixth face-to-face meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea on 8 and 9 May 2019, hosted by the Financial Services Commission of Korea. The meeting was attended by representatives from Australia, Japan, New Zealand (Chair), Republic of Korea (Deputy Chair) and Thailand. The JC was Read More

The Asia Region Funds Passport is live

The Asia Region Funds Passport (“Passport”) is now live. Japan, Thailand and Australia are ready to receive registration applications from local prospective Passport funds and entry applications from foreign Passport funds. For further information about becoming registered as a Passport fund in Australia, Japan or Thailand please see the following webpage links below: Australia Japan Read More

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