The Mutual Legal Assistance ( Tax) (Amendment) Act

The International Tax Authority (Amendment) Act, 2022

4th Round FATF Mutual Evaluations

20th Anniversary of International Finance Centre (IFC)

20th Anniversary of the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC)

Business Companies Act (Revised)

AML/CFT Policy and AML/CFT (Revised)


Publication of final BVI National Risk Assessment (NRA) Report

Enactment of Counter-Terrorism Act


AML/CFT Policy and AML/CFT Strategy 2020 – 2022

BVI Business Companies Act (Revised)

Economic Substance Act (Companies and Limited Partnerships) (Revised)

Financial Services Agency Act (Revised)


Regulatory Code (Amendment)


International Tax Authority Act

BVI National Risk Assessment Report (NRA) Progress Report


International Tax Authority Act - Created a body that ensures compliance with requests by international partners for tax-related information

BVI joins the Inclusive Framework for the OECD’s Base Erosion & Profiting Shifting (BEPS) project

Secure Search (Beneficial Ownership) System Act - Legislation to accompany the creation of the Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (BOSSs)

Proposed Limited Partnership Act - To update The Partnership Act and the BVI’s limited partnership regime Limited Partnership Act 2017


Financial Services Appeal Board Act
Securities & Investment Business (AIFMD) Regulations

BVI - Isle of Man TIEA agreement signed

BVI implements the 0ECD’s Common Reporting Standard


Securities & Investment Business (Incubator & Approved Funds) Regulations

Anti-money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations
Anti-money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Code of Practice

BVI signs FACTA Intergovernmental Agreement

BVI rated ‘largely compliant’ for its approach to tax transparency and exchange of information within OECD Global Forum Peer Review Report


BVI commits to the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters

BVI - South Korea TIEA agreement signed
BVI - Japan TIEA agreement signed
UK extends the Multilateral Convention in Mutual Assistance on Tax Matters to the BVI

Investment Business (Registers) Regulations


BVI joins OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Computer Misuse & Cybercrime Act

Arbitration Act
Investment Business (Approved Managers) (Amendment) Regulations
BVI Business Companies (Restricted Company Names) Notice

BVI - Guernsey TIEA agreement signed
BVI - Poland TIEA agreement signed
BVI - Canada TIEA agreement signed


Investment Business (Approved Managers) Regulations
BVI Business Companies Regulations
Business Companies (Amendment) Act

BVI - Isle of Man TIEA agreement signed

BVI opts into ‘automatic exchange’ option of the
European Union Savings Tax Directive


BVI - Czech Republic TIEA agreement signed
BVI - India TIEA agreement signed

BVI Business Companies (Restricted Company Names) Notice


Securities & Investment Business Act
Mutual Funds Regulations
Securities & Investment Business (Recognised Jurisdictions) Notice

BVI - Germany TIEA agreement signed
BVI - Portugal TIEA agreement signed

IMF Review of BVI’s financial regulatory policies and financial stability


Proliferation Financing (Prohibition) Act

Independent Review of British Offshore Financial Centres commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer highlights BVI’s progress in meeting international tax transparency standards
BVI recognised as a jurisdiction that had ‘substantially implemented’ OECD’s internationally agreed tax standard

BVI - China (People’s Rep.) TIEA agreement signed 14 other TIEA agreements signed in 2009

Financial Services (Prudential & Statistical Returns) Order
Financial Services (Recognised Custodians) Order
Financing & Money Services Act - provided licencing, registration & supervision for those in financing and money services businesses


BVI rated ‘largely compliant’ by Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in report into BVI’s approach to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism
Anti-money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Code of Practice
Anti-money Laundering Regulations
Insurance Act - Subsequently updated & amended

BVI - Australia TIEA agreement signed
BVI - UK TIEA agreement signed


BVI FSC welcomed as an ordinary member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

BVI FSC becomes a full member of the Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (GFICS)

Financial Services (Administrative Penalties) (Amendment) Regulations


Virgin Islands Special Trust Act (VISTA)

BVI Business Companies Act


BVI applies UN Convention Against Corruption

Mutual Legal Assistance (Tax Matters) Act

Insolvency Act -Subsequently updated and amended

Virgin Islands Special Trust Act - Subsequently updated and amended

Financial Investigation Agency Act - Established the Financial Investigation Agency


BVI commits to Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) internationally agreed tax

Anti-Terrorism (Financial & Other Measures) Overseas Territories Order

BVI - United States TIEA agreement signed


Financial Services Commission Act - Established the FSC, BVI’s independent financial services regulator

The Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order


Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) (Amendment Act


BVI applies UN Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism

Proceeds of Criminal Conduct (Designated Countries and Territories) Order - Subsequently updated and amended

BVI Financial Intelligence Unit joins Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units


Proceeds of Criminal Conduct Act


Drug Trafficking Offences (Designated Countries and Territories) 0rder - Subsequently updated and amended

Criminal Justice (Enforcement of Overseas Forfeiture Orders) Order


Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act - Subsequently updated & amended


BVI joins Caribbean Financial Action Task Force

Drug Trafficking Act· Subsequently updated and amended


Mutual Legal Assistance (USA) Act


International Business Companies Act