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 150 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. 

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Monica Bhatia, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat answers questions on the work being done to tackle tax evasion

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» 2 May 2018: Global Forum launches an Induction Programme for Madagascar for implementation of the international tax transparency standards

» 25 April 2018: Global Forum and ATAF explore ways for Zambia to use exchange of information as a tool to tackle tax evasion

» 23 April 2018: Global Forum delivers a seminar in Ankara to assist countries to fight tax evasion

» 16 April 2018: Global Forum delivers exchange of information training to tax officials in the Pacific

» 13 April 2018: 
Global Forum on Tax Transparency assists Morocco to implement AEOI with launch of joint pilot project

» 5 April 2018: The Global Forum on tax transparency assists Tunisia for its peer review on the exchange of information on request

» 4 April 2018: Global Forum issues tax transparency compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions as membership rises to 150

» 22 March 2018: 
Onsite-visit in Mongolia to launch induction programme 

» 20 March 2018: OECD Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers

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