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Ninth Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 2-4 November 2016, in Tbilisi, Georgia

 

28/10/2016 - Keeping tax transparency high on the agenda of Governments and taking steps to ensure a worldwide level playing field will top the agenda during the 9th meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, in Tbilisi, Georgia on 2-4 November 2016.

 

The Global Forum is the world’s largest network for international cooperation in the field of taxation and financial information exchange, bringing together 137 countries and jurisdictions plus the European Union. The Forum’s 9th meeting will bring together more than 200 delegates for discussions on new steps to accelerate international cooperation against tax evasion.

 

A number of peer review reports will be published during the meeting:

 

  • Phase 1 report, assessing the legal and regulatory framework for transparency in Peru
  • Phase 2 reports, assessing the practical implementation of the legal framework in Azerbaijan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Morocco, Panama, Romania and Uganda.
  • Combined Phase 1 and Phase 2 report for Bulgaria.
  • Supplementary Phase 1 reports for Lebanon, Nauru and Vanuatu.
  • Supplementary Phase 2 reports for Barbados and Israel.

 

Global Forum members will also discuss key developments in the areas of exchange of information on request as well as recent lists, leaks and linkages, automatic exchange of information, the Global Forum’s future work plans and how developing countries can maximise the benefits from technical assistance provided by the Global Forum.

 

Journalists are invited to participate in the following events:

 

Opening and Welcome Address

When: Tuesday, 2 November 2016 from 9.30 to 10.00 am (local time)

Who: H.E. Mr. Nodar Khaduri, Finance Minister of Georgia and Mr. Kosie Louw, Chair of the Global Forum

Where: The Biltmore Hotel, 29 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia

 

Signing ceremony on the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement

When: Tuesday, 2 November 2016 from 5.00 to 5.30 pm (local time)

Who: Saudi Arabia, Uruguay

Where: The Biltmore Hotel, 29 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia

 

Global Forum Closing Press Conference

When: Friday, 4 November 2016 from 12.30 to 13.00 pm (local time)

Who: Mr. Giorgi Tabuashvili, First Deputy Minster of Finance and Director General of Revenue Service of Georgia, Lasha Khutsishvili, Deputy Minister of Finance, Kosie Louw, Chair of the Global Forum and Monica Bhatia, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat

Where: The Biltmore Hotel, 29 Shota Rustaveli Ave, Tbilisi 0108, Georgia

 

For further information, contact OECD media coordinator Louise Fietz in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 80 91) or Jeremy Maddison, Global Forum press officer (+33 6 13 77 35 10).

 

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