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 146 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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» 13 September 2017: Global Forum delivers tools to Caribbean and Latin American countries to address the issue of beneficial ownership information

» 12 September 2017: Brunei Darussalam expands its capacity to fight international offshore tax avoidance and evasion

» 5 September 2017: Cambodia, Greenland, Haiti and Madagascar join the fight against tax evasion 

» 21 August 2017: Global Forum releases second round of compliance ratings on tax transparency for 10 jurisdictions (version française)

» 5 July 2017: Major progress reported towards a fairer and more effective international tax system

» 30 June 2017: Bahrain expand its capacity to fight international tax avoidance and evasion

» 29 June 2017: 
Workshop on Automatic Exchange of Information and Last Mile Seminar on Effective Exchange of Information organised in Nigeria

» 28 June 2017: Strong progress seen on international tax transparency  

» 9 June 2017: Guatemala ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters 


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