Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place in Mexico on 1-2 September.
The OECD’s work to combat tax evasion has received crucial support from the leaders of the G20 and from the G8. Earlier this month, G8 Finance Ministers meeting in Lecce, Italy, asked the OECD to provide “an update on progress on the G20 agreement to tackle tax havens” for the annual meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial level, which takes place in Paris later this week on 24-25 June. In his statement to the Berlin meeting, Mr. Gurria noted progress made by a number of countries, including Switzerland and, Luxembourg.
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