19/10/2011 - 4th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. 25-26 October 2011, OECD, Paris
Are we winning the fight against international tax evasion? Which countries exchange information to deter potential tax dodgers? How can all countries be engaged in this effort? What are the next steps in this initiative?
The following events are open to media:
Tuesday, 25 October at 9 a.m. (Paris time)
OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, with Ambassador of France to the OECD, Pascale Andreani, will open this meeting. Secretary-General Gurría will outline what has been achieved to date and Ambassador Andreani will look toward the role of this work in the Cannes G-20 Summit. Mr. Mike Rawstron, Chair of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes will give the perspective of the Forum.
Wednesday, 26 October at 5.00 p.m. (Paris time)
Press conference to outline the outcomes of the Forum and with the chair of the Global Forum, Mike Rawstron; the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, François Baroin; Jeffrey Owens, OECD Chief of Tax; and Pascal Saint-Amans, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat.
The past two years has seen a sea change in the level of tax cooperation throughout the world. Responding to a call from the G20 Summit in Washington, November 2008, many jurisdictions worldwide are now exchanging information in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, based at the OECD, brings together 102 countries and jurisdictions. At this meeting the Forum will:
- release peer reviews on the implementation of the global standard for Brunei Darussalam, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Jersey, Macao, China, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Spain, Uruguay and Vanuatu;
- release supplementary reports on the implementation of the global standard for Mauritius, Monaco, San Marino, The Turks and Caicos Islands and The Virgin Islands (British);
- adopt a report to the G20 on the progress made towards tax transparency;
- discuss ways that small and developing countries can implement the global standard.
To register for the Global Forum media events, journalists are invited to contact OECD’s Media Division (tel.: + 331 45 24 97 00) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contacts for background information and interview requests: Helen Fisher in the OECD media division: Helen.Fisher@oecd.org or telephone + 331 45 24 80 97.
More information on Global Forum is available at www.oecd.org/tax/transparency and www.eoi-tax.org