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11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, in Punta del Este, Uruguay

 

12/11/2018 - Global cooperation to fight tax evasion and avoidance has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information between tax authorities about financial assets and activities of their taxpayers abroad has proved to be a valuable tool in this fight. New efforts to ensure a worldwide level playing field and global implementation of transparency standards will top the agenda during the 11th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November 2018.

 

The Global Forum is the world’s largest network for international cooperation in the field of taxation and financial information exchange, bringing together 154 countries and jurisdictions plus the European Union. The Forum’s 11th meeting will bring together more than 200 delegates from nearly 100 jurisdictions and international organizations for discussions on the next steps to accelerate international cooperation against tax evasion with a focus on the implementation of the Standard on Automatic Exchange of Information.

 

Global Forum members will discuss key developments in the areas of automatic exchange of information as well as exchange of information on request. They will also discuss future work plans to strengthen their cooperation and how to maximise the benefits of improved tax transparency as the Forum approaches its 10th anniversary.

 

The Global Forum plenary meeting will be preceded by a Ministerial Roundtable for Ministers of Finance from Latin American countries on “Leveraging International Tax Cooperation for Public Good” on 19 November 2018.

 

Journalists are invited to participate in the following events:

 

Opening and Welcome Address

 

When: Tuesday, 20 November 2018 from 09:30 to 09:45 am (local time).

Who: H.E. Mr.Danilo Astori, Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay and Ms. Maria-José Garde, Chair of the Global Forum.

Where: Enjoy Punta del Este Resort & Casino Hotel, Rambla C. Williman Parada 4 Playa Mansa, 20100 Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 

Global Forum Closing Press Conference

 

When: Thursday, 22 November 2018 from 13:30 to 14:00 pm (local time).

Who: H.E. Mr. Pablo Ferreri, Vice Minister of Economy and Finance in Uruguay, Maria-José Garde, Chair of the Global Forum and Monica Bhatia, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat.

Where: Enjoy Punta del Este Resort & Casino Hotel, Rambla C. Williman Parada 4 Playa Mansa, 20100 Punta del Este, Uruguay.

 

For further information, contact  OECD Media Officer Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700) or Jeremy Maddison

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

 

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