The 11th Meeting of the Global Forum will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 20-22 November and is expected to bring together delegates from around a hundred jurisdictions and international organisations. Delegates will discuss key developments in the areas of automatic exchange of information as well as exchange of information on request. They will also discuss future work plans to strengthen their cooperation and how to maximise the benefits of improved tax transparency as the Forum approaches its 10th anniversary. A press release will be issued on 22 November…


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 154 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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» JOB OPPORTUNITY -- Head of Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (French)

 11th¬†Plenary Meeting of the Global Forum (Spanish version)

» 20 November 2018: Latin American Ministers launch regional initiative to combat tax evasion and corruption (Spanish version)

» 22 October 2018: 
The Global Forum assists countries to fight tax evasion through a seminar on international tax cooperation

» 15 October 2018: Global Forum publishes compliance ratings on tax transparency for further seven jurisdictions

» 11 October 2018: The Global Forum and the Asian Development Bank deliver a seminar in the Philippines on beneficial ownership information and the fight against tax evasion

» 21 September 2018: The Global Forum delivers a seminar in JeJu Island, Korea, to assist countries to fight tax evasion

» 5 September 2018: The Global Forum Secretariat assists Qatar in implementing the Common Reporting Standard