Joint statement on beneficial ownership information

This publication was withdrawn on 13 May 2016

The information on this page is now out of date. A current list of countries that have committed to automatically exchange information on beneficial ownership has been published.

Joint statement on the initiative for the automatic exchange of beneficial ownership information.


Over 20 countries have joined the UK-led pilot to automatically share ownership information for companies. As such their tax and law enforcement agencies will now exchange data on company beneficial ownership registers and new registers of trusts enabling more effective investigation of financial wrongdoing and tax-dodging.