Speeches / Presentations

  • 18-February-2013


    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    The OECD continues its work to improve the effectiveness of automatic exchange of information as a compliance tool and to ensure that the information exchanged will remain secure and confidential, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.

  • 9-November-2012


    First Meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Value Added Tax (VAT)

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría provided closing remarks at the first meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Value Added Tax (VAT) held in Paris. The meeting focused on designing efficient and equitable VAT systems and analyzing their impacts on international trade.

  • 2-February-2012

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    Post-crisis debt overhang: Growth implications across countries

    Public debt in the OECD area passed annual GDP in 2011 and is still rising. This paper was prepared for the Reserve Bank of India Second International Research Conference 2012: “Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma”, 1-2 February, 2012 in Mumbai, India

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  • 4-November-2011


    G20 Leaders Summit: Financial Regulation Session

    At this Financial Regulation Session of the G20 Leaders Summit, M. Gurría spoke of 'a comprehensive reform of the international financial architecture that should include financial inclusion, protection and education'.

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  • 25-October-2011


    Fourth meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

    We no longer talk about commitments to change; today, we are making change happen. We are implementing the now universally accepted international standard of transparency and exchange of information, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 30-June-2011


    Challenges in Designing Competitive Tax Systems

    Countries must boost international co-operation as they redesign their tax systems to meet future revenue needs and economic competitiveness challenges, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 14-June-2011


    Adapting tax systems and international tax rules to the new global environment: A shared challenge for India and the OECD

    India faces the same challenges as every OECD member country: how to adapt its domestic tax system and its international tax policies to a borderless economy, and how to ensure that the approaches embraced today will be well suited to meet the needs of the economy of tomorrow, said OECD Secretary-General. OECD can offer to India a forum for sharing worldwide experiences and benchmarking national policies against best practices, a

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  • 25-May-2011

    English, , 172kb

    Recent Tax Information Exchange Agreements

    This document contains all the Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) signed by individual jurisdiction.

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  • 24-March-2011


    Challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth

    Statement by Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the occasion of the OECD-WB Conference on challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth, 24-25 March 2011 at OECD, Paris.

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  • 19-October-2010

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    Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

    Speech by Jeffrey Owens delivered at the Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes that was held on 29-30 September 2010 in Singapore. Jeffrey Owens talks about the impact of the crisis and governments’ attitudes towards tax compliance, cooperation between tax and other law enforcement agencies, the role of taxation in development and a renewed emphasis on confidentiality and taxpayers’

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