09/04/2018 - The OECD has published new transfer pricing country profiles for Australia, China (People’s Republic of), Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, India, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Uruguay respectively. These new profiles reflect the current transfer pricing legislation and practices of each country. The profiles of Belgium and the Russian Federation have also been updated. The country profiles are now available for 45 countries.
The updated transfer pricing country profiles reflect the revisions to the Transfer Pricing Guidelines resulting from the 2015 Reports on Actions 8-10 Aligning Transfer Pricing Outcomes with Value Creation and Action 13 Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting of the OECD/G20 Project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), in addition to changes incorporating the revised guidance on safe harbours approved in 2013 and consistency changes made to the rest of the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines.
The transfer pricing profiles focus on countries' domestic legislation regarding key transfer pricing principles, including the arm's length principle, transfer pricing methods, comparability analysis, intangible property, intra-group services, cost contribution agreements, transfer pricing documentation, administrative approaches to avoiding and resolving disputes, safe harbours and other implementation measures. The information contained in the transfer pricing country profile is intended to clearly reflect the current state of countries' legislation and to indicate to what extent their rules follow the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines. The information was provided by countries themselves in response to a questionnaire so as to achieve the highest degree of accuracy.
Media queries should be directed to Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (+33 6 26 30 49 23) or Tomas Balco, Head of the Transfer Pricing Unit (+33 1 85 55 47 08).