Welcome to the 4th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct. This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD’s main instrument for promoting better business practices. This is a good moment to reflect on the potential multilateralism. In the past year the global community has reached a breakthrough climate agreement at COP21 and established an ambitious set of SDGs.
I am delighted to welcome you for a performance of Note Etiche. Thank you Ambassador Checchia for this original initiative. It will be wonderful to hear live music and policy debate intertwine! Especially around such a key, topical issue as business integrity and ethics in the financial sector. We could not ask for a better, more pleasant prelude for tomorrow’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome His Excellency Thabo Mbeki back to the OECD, along with colleagues from the High-Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. As you know, this is Integrity Week at the OECD and we are still amidst the aftershock of the Unaoil scandal and the Panama Papers. Your visit, Mr. President, could not be more timely.
Les révélations des « Panama papers » mettent en lumière la culture et la pratique du secret au Panama. Le Panama est la dernière des grandes places offshore qui permet encore de dissimuler des fonds pour échapper à l’administration fiscale et aux autorités répressives.
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Ce document contient des informations sur la création d'un cadre inclusif pour tous les pays intéressés pour la mise en oeuvre du Projet BEPS
As I said in Antalya, the three ”I”s in taxation in 2016 are about implementation, implementation and implementation. We are delivering today the new inclusive framework to support global BEPS implementation.
Without effective implementation, we risk consigning the BEPS reports to books gathering dust on shelves. That is why your efforts to transform the BEPS agreement into reality – evidenced by your signature of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) for the automatic exchange of country‑by-country reports – are so important.
Je me réjouis des solutions proposées par l’Union Européenne pour mettre en œuvre les mesures du projet BEPS qui permettront d’engager de façon concrète les changements du système fiscal international et d’étayer une économie globale plus juste.
Today, Israel becomes the 91st jurisdiction to join the Multilateral Convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters. This powerful instrument for cross-border tax assistance has now been signed by all OECD members – an important show of unity in our common fight against tax evasion.
Thanks to your leadership “fair play” will become the name of the game in international tax policies. With the set of agreed measures, the location of the profits of multinationals and where they pay their taxes will be the same as the location of the activities generating these profits, with the aim of reversing revenue losses in the public coffers of up to a quarter trillion US dollars annually.