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 137 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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» 28 November 2016: New Member Induction Programme launched for Chad

» 21 November 2016: Saint Lucia expands its capacity to fight international tax avoidance and evasion

» 18 November 2016: A Global Forum assessor and assessed training seminar took place in Washington D.C. on 14-18 November 2016. Read more... 

» 4 November 2016: Global Forum makes advances on the international tax transparency agenda (9th Global Forum Meeting , Tbilisi, Georgia)

» 28 October 2016: The Cook Islands become the 106th jurisdiction to join the most powerful international instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance

» 27 October 2016: Panama joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

» 26 October 2016: Moldova and Togo join the Global Forum (French version)

» 7 October 2016: OECD Secretary-General's tax report to G20 Finance Ministers

» 26 September 2016: Switzerland confirms its commitment towards greater tax transparency – ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

» 22 September 2016: An EOI regional seminar on “Exchange of Information (EOI) Principles and Practices” conducted by the Global Forum took place in Astana, Kazakhstan on 20-22 September 2016. Read more...

» 14 September 2016: Pakistan becomes the 104th jurisdiction to join the most powerful multilateral instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance


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