Speeches / Presentations


  • 3-September-2015

    English

    Webcast 7: An update on the BEPS Project

    Senior members of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) commented on the progress report on the BEPS deliverables, Developing countries’ engagement and input, upcoming discussion drafts and public consultations, and provided a schedule for the release of the finalised BEPS package.

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  • 14-July-2015

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    Making the connection: Linking transparency and information exchange to domestic resource mobilisation

    It is a testament to how important this issue is that we have so many eminent Ministers and officials from OECD Global Forum member countries and observer organisations here. The Forum today has 127 members, of which more than half are developing countries. We are working on an equal footing to monitor commitments to global tax transparency standards because it is a global issue, and we are very much in it together!

  • 14-July-2015

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  • 13-July-2015

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    Launch of Tax Inspectors without Borders

    With the establishment of Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a new, niche area of technical support is now available. By creating a framework to address the confidentiality and conflict of interest concerns that previously prevented tax inspectors from assisting each other in this way, TIWB now paves the way for real-time, hands on help to developing countries to improve tax collection.

  • 13-July-2015

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    Helen Clark: Speech at launch of UNDP-OECD collaboration on Tax Inspectors without Borders

    UNDP is pleased to join OECD to take “Tax Inspectors without Borders” to scale. There is strong demand from tax administrations in developing countries, for practical assistance like this. Our joint programme being launched today aims to meet this demand, building on the success of the pilot phase, and drawing on the comparative strength of our two organisations.

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  • 1-July-2015

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    6th International Tax Dialogue Global Conference

    This year’s COP21 presents a unique opportunity. It will need to forge a clear path for reducing emissions, and for lessening our impact on the planet. It is therefore timely that this year’s International Tax Dialogue focuses on the role that tax can play in managing these environmental challenges.

  • 23-June-2015

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    Mauritius Signing Ceremony - Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    I am delighted to welcome you this morning for the signing of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful single instrument for international tax co-operation. Mauritius becomes the 87th jurisdiction to join.

  • 17-June-2015

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    OECD Secretary-General welcomes release of EU plan to curb corporate tax avoidance

    The European Commission presented today an Action Plan to fundamentally reform corporate taxation in the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses.

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  • 3-June-2015

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    Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (MAAC)

    Today marks another key moment in stepping up the fight against offshore tax evasion. I congratulate the countries represented here for acting so quickly on the commitments made last year. And I offer the full support of the OECD in the implementation process that is now to follow. Together, let’s make tax transparency a reality around the world.

  • 1-June-2015

    English

    El Salvador Signing Ceremony - Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Today’s ceremony sends yet another strong message to the international community of El Salvador’s commitment to fighting international tax avoidance and evasion by increasing transparency. This builds on the first major step, taken in 2011, when El Salvador joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information.

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