BNA Bloomberg on 30th July reported that EU Member States are divided over a plan to add company beneficial ownership transparency standards to the criteria used to draw up its tax haven blacklist. The UK is said to be leading a group of EU countries blocking the plan. The beneficial ownership negotiations are taking place in the EU Code of Conduct Group for Business Taxation. Currently there are 7 countries on the EU tax haven blacklist. They include: Namibia, Palau, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guam.