The competent authorities of the countries intend to conclude an agreement to improve compliance with the international tax rules laid down in the Convention, in compliance with UNION law (where applicable) and subject to confidentiality and other protective measures provided for in the Convention, including provisions limiting the use of information exchanged under the Convention. In. The new system should automatically and systematically transfer all relevant information. The agreement was informally called GATCA (the global version of FATCA),” but `crS is not just an extension of FATCA`.  Chapter III of the Convention allows for the exchange of information for tax purposes, including the automatic exchange of information, and allows the competent authorities of countries to agree on the scope and modalities of such automatic exchange. As of August 2020, there are more than 2500 bilateral exchanges that have been activated with respect to jurisdictions that have committed to exchanging CbC reports, and the first automatic exchange of CbC reports took place in June 2018. These include exchanges between signatories to the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (CbC MCAA), between EU Member States in accordance with Council Directive 2016/881/EU and between signatories to bilateral agreements of competent authorities on trade under double taxation conventions or tax information exchange agreements, including 41 bilateral agreements with the United States. Lawyers continue to negotiate CbC report exchange agreements and the OECD will publish regular updates to clarify things for multinationals and tax administrations. Since more than 100 legal systems have committed to exchanging information under the CRS, exchange relationships between legal systems are generally based on the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters (Convention), in which more than 100 legal systems participate, and the Multilateral Agreement on Multilateral Authority (CRS MCAA), based on Article 6.