Sao Tome and Principe returns to EITI

The international EITI Board approved Sao Tome and Principe's application for EITI Candidate status at its meeting in Lusaka on 26 October 2012. As an EITI Candidate country, it has to start disclosing payments from its extractives sector, and meet all the requirements in the EITI Standard within 2.5 years to become EITI Compliant.

Guinea’s EITI Candidate status renewed

The international EITI Board decided to renew Guinea's ‘EITI Candidate’ status for 18 months and to request a second EITI Validation by 24 April 2014. The Board recommended that Guinea EITI improves its work plans for implementation, ensures that EITI Reports cover all companies making material payments to the state for exploring and exploiting mines, and that these reports are better disseminated to Guinean citizens to contribute to public debate.

Guinea back on track with EITI implementation

At its meeting in Paris on 1 March 2011, the EITI International Board agreed to lift the suspension of Guinea’s EITI Candidate status, following a request made by the Guinean government. Guinea has until 29 February 2012 to complete EITI Validation.

The Board had approved Guinea's request for suspending its EITI Candidate status on 19 December 2009, when the political and security situation in the country had made EITI implementation impossible.

Togo accepted as ‘EITI Candidate’

Togo has been admitted as a Candidate country within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. The EITI Board approved Togo candidacy application at a meeting on 19 October in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

In implementing the EITI, the government of Togo commits to disclose all taxes, royalties and fees it has received from the mining sector.

Cameroon, Gabon, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria designated as EITI Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”

In recognition of their progress in implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has decided that Cameroon Gabon Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria are Candidate countries that are “close to compliance”. This was announced following the meeting of the EITI Board in Dar-es-Salaam 19-20 October.

These countries have completed EITI Validation, and the Board congratulated the government,

Indonesia accepted as EITI Candidate country

DAR-ES-SALAAM, 19 OCTOBER 2010.  Indonesia has been admitted as a Candidate country within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. The EITI Board approved Indonesia’s candidacy application at a meeting today in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

In implementing the EITI, the government of Indonesia commits to disclose all taxes, royalties and fees it has received from the oil, gas and mining sectors.

Chad commits to transparency as it becomes EITI Candidate

Chad has become a Candidate country within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. This was announced by the EITI International Board after its meeting in Berlin on 16 April 2010.

The Minister of Petroleum and Energy of Chad, HE Tabe Eugene N’Gaoulam, present at the meeting of the EITI Board, said that stakeholders had already established a lively dialogue,

Afghanistan accepted as EITI Candidate

Afghanistan has become a Candidate country within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sector. This was announced today by the EITI International Board after its meeting in Oslo earlier this week.

In following the EITI standard, the government of Afghanistan commits to publish all payments of taxes, royalties and fees it has received from its nascent extractive sector. Equally,

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