Marshall Islands. A dispute arose with the United States
in the negotiations for an extension of the countries'
Compact of Free Association agreement, which expires in
2003. The Marshall Islands, hard hit by the US nuclear test
and whose economy is largely funded by the Great Power,
requires 68 million dollars annually. The United States has
proposed $ 45 million.
Countryaah website, the Marshall Islands is one of the seven countries that
remain on the OECD's black list of tax havens and are
threatened by penalties if they do not accept greater
transparency in the banking business.
The Republic has entered into an agreement with the
United States not to extradite American soldiers to the new
International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.