Automatic Exchange of Information: CRS MCCA
By end of 2016 there are more than 1 300 bilateral relationships in place across the globe, most of them based on the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (the CRS MCAA). The full list of automatic exchange relationships that are currently in place under the CRS MCAA and other legal instruments can be accessed on the Automatic Exchange Portal. With respect to the jurisdictions exchanging as of 2017, 1133 out of the 1459 possible bilateral exchange relationships are now established. The 326 non activated exchange relationships are mainly due to the fact that 6 jurisdictions were not yet in a position to provide a full set of notifications.
In total, 101 jurisdictions have agreed to start automatically exchanging financial account information in September 2017 and 2018, under the CRS.
Two more rounds of activations are scheduled to take place in March and June 2017 which will allow the remaining 2017 and 2018 jurisdictions to nominate the partners with which they will undertake automatic exchanges in the coming months. The next update on the latest bilateral exchange relationships will be published before the end of March 2017.