Speeches / Presentations


  • 26-September-2016

    English

    Remarks at ratification of the Multilateral Convention for Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters by Switzerland

    This ratification marks the latest move in Switzerland’s significant efforts of recent years to implement the international standards on tax transparency.

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  • 10-September-2016

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    September 2016 Informal Meeting of EU Finance Ministers: Remarks on taxation

    While much has already been accomplished to strengthen tax compliance and enforcement, there is still further progress to be made. And second, we think that greater consideration needs to be given to the role that tax policy can play to foster trade, investment and growth. Now is a good time to look at the aspects of tax policy and administration that may be undermining investment, which remains too weak, not least in Europe.

  • 5-September-2016

    English

    G20 Leaders Hangzhou Summit: For a fairer and more robust international tax system

    Restauring trust in governments, ensuring that globalisation benefits all segments of society is a must. As highlighted by many of you, fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance is one way to address the growing concerns of citizens. The G20 has a success story to share: we have taken up the fight against tax havens and we are now moving towards a fairer tax environment.

  • 24-July-2016

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    July 2016 G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting: Remarks on international tax

    My report to you for this meeting sets out three objective criteria to identify non-cooperative jurisdictions with respect to tax transparency: the implementation of the Exchange of Information on Request standard, the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information standard, and joining the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (multilateral Convention).

  • 23-July-2016

    English

    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - remarks at session 2: Increasing tax certainty to promote investment and trade in a world where value creation is changing

    As policy-makers, we know that uncertainty negatively affects investment and consequently, productivity – putting the brakes on growth. It increases the cost of capital by raising the risk premium. Removing that uncertainty can be more important to investors than more obvious, headline issues such as the tax rate.

  • 23-July-2016

    English

    G20 Chengdu High-Level Tax Symposium - opening remarks

    Today’s symposium provides an opportunity to consider the role tax policy can play to drive innovation, promote inclusive growth, and encourage trade and investment. Tax policy has been, and remains, a sovereign issue. But our discussion here demonstrates the reality of the 21st century: talent, capital, and even physical infrastructure is increasingly mobile, and value creation is changing.

  • 12-July-2016

    English

    OECD Tax Talks #2

    With a number of important recent and upcoming developments in the OECD's international tax work, the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) gave the latest tax update.

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  • 16-June-2016

    English

    OECD Tax Talks #1

    With a number of important recent and upcoming developments in the OECD's international tax work, senior members from the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) give the latest tax update.

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  • 8-June-2016

    English

    Fourth Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct

    Welcome to the 4th Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct. This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the OECD’s main instrument for promoting better business practices. This is a good moment to reflect on the potential multilateralism. In the past year the global community has reached a breakthrough climate agreement at COP21 and established an ambitious set of SDGs.

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  • 7-June-2016

    English

    Enhancing Business Integrity for Trust and Inclusive Finance - Note Etiche

    I am delighted to welcome you for a performance of Note Etiche. Thank you Ambassador Checchia for this original initiative. It will be wonderful to hear live music and policy debate intertwine! Especially around such a key, topical issue as business integrity and ethics in the financial sector. We could not ask for a better, more pleasant prelude for tomorrow’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct.

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