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Cablegate: Andorra Proposes Draft Tiea Language

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RR RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHIK RUEHLZ RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR
DE RUEHMD #0829 2301516
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 181516Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1106
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHSW/AMEMBASSY BERN 2966
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA 4088

UNCLAS MADRID 000829

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE AND EEB/IFD/OMA; TREASURY FOR
OIA:R.JOHNSTON AND OTP:JHARRINGTON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN SP AN
SUBJECT: ANDORRA PROPOSES DRAFT TIEA LANGUAGE

REF: A. MADRID 787
B. BARCELONA 32

On August 18, Andorran Foreign Minister Xavier Espot sent the
Charge a diplomatic note accompanied by a draft Tax
Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) for transmission to
U.S. authorities. The Minister reiterated the GOA's interest
(reported ref A and repeated in an August 6 call by the
Minister to the Charge) in concluding a TIEA with the U.S.
Post has forwarded the draft text to State/EUR/WE and
Treasury/OTP and requests guidance for a response.
DUNCAN

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