The Global Forum is the continuation of a forum which was created in the early 2000s in the context of the OECD’s work to address the risks to tax compliance posed by non-cooperative jurisdictions. The original members of the Global Forum consisted of OECD countries and jurisdictions that had agreed to implement transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. The Global Forum was restructured in September 2009 in response to the G20 call to strengthen implementation of these standards.

The Global Forum now has 157 members on equal footing and is the premier international body for ensuring the implementation of the internationally agreed standards of transparency and exchange of information in the tax area. Through an in-depth peer review process, the restructured Global Forum monitors that its members fully implement the standard of transparency and exchange of information they have committed to implement. It also works to establish a level playing field, even among countries that have not joined the Global Forum. 


The Global Forum will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 26th and 27th November 2019 at the OECD Headquarters.


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» 19 September 2019: Global Forum delivers a seminar to assist Dominican Republic to fight tax evasion

» 30 August 2019: Statement on the data breach in the National Revenue Agency of Bulgaria

» 26 August 2019: Guinea, Namibia and Honduras join the fight against tax evasion (version française)

» 12 August 2019: Global Forum delivers a seminar in Argentina on beneficial ownership information and the fight against tax evasion

» 30 July 2019: Global Forum on tax transparency reveals new compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions

» 23 July 2019: Ecuador commits to exchange CRS information by 2020

» 11 July 2019:
Global Forum assists Morocco to implement EOIR (version française)

» 24 June 2019: Global Forum assists Oman in implementing AEOI to fight tax evasion