25/11/2016 - 56 delegates from 13 countries gathered in Tunis for the first regional meeting of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) after its launch in Kyoto on 30 June-1 July 2016. This meeting belongs to a new series of events that offer participants from different regions in the world the opportunity to feed their views and provide their input into the Inclusive Framework on BEPS.
This meeting allowed participants to discuss the latest developments on the implementation work on BEPS, in light of the debates taking place in the Committee on Fiscal Affairs' Working Parties. Participants were also updated on the progress of the work on the toolkits aimed at addressing the specific needs of developing countries in implementing the BEPS measures. These discussions provided the ideal forum to obtain input into the work and on the priorities of the participating countries and their needs in relation to capacity building and training.
The event was hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Tunisia, and organised by the OECD in partnership with CREDAF (Centre de rencontres et d’études des dirigeants des administrations fiscales). The World Bank Group was also represented. Participants included senior officials from Ministries of Finance and Tax Administrations from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, as well as business representatives (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cabinet Bile-Aka, Brizoua-Bi et Associés) and members from civil society such as the BEPS Monitoring Group and TUAC.
Opened by Sami Zoubeidi, General Director of the Tunisian Revenue Agency, the meeting was co-chaired by Maher Jenhani, Director of the Large Business department, Yahia Chemlali, Head of the planning, coordination and administrative cooperation Unit at the Tunisia Revenue Agency, and by Didier Cornillet, Secretary General of the CREDAF.