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 139 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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Watch this video to understand what is being done to fight tax evasion

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

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» 18 March 2017: OECD tax report to G20 Finance Ministers

» 16 March 2017: Six more jurisdictions sign tax co-operation agreement with Hong Kong (China) and┬áPanama ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

» 10 March 2017: The 6th Seminar on Exchange of Information was held in Santiago, Chile on 7-10 March 2017

» 26 January 2017: Thailand joins the Global Forum as its 139th member

» 16 January 2017: The Faroe Islands joins the Global Forum as its 138th member

» 23 December 2016: Participation of the Global Forum to the Fourth workshop on transfer pricing under the MENA Transition Fund Programme in Tunisia

» 14 December 2016: Monaco strengthens international tax co-operation – ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

» 13 December 2016: Seminar on Beneficial Ownership, Kampala, Uganda, 12-13 December 2016

» 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

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