Switzerland signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information.  Switzerland is the 52nd jurisdiction to sign the agreement.  Fifty-one jurisdictions signed it on October 29, 2014 at the annual meeting of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in Berlin.  Some jurisdictions plan their first information exchanges by September 2017.  Others, including Switzerland, are expected to follow in 2018.