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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 tax havens. 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 121 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.

This website is a key resource for those interested in following the peer review process and the developments in the implementation of the internationally agreed tax standard. The website contains key documents, key publications, outcomes of peer reviews, reports on progress to the G20, outcomes of meetings, news, press releases and any other related information. 

>> Read the Annual Report of the Global Forum: Tax Transparency 2013: Report on Progress

>> Read the Statement of Outcomes of all Global Forum Meetings: November 2013 - Jakarta (French version / Spanish version) /  October 2012 - Cape Town / October 2011 - Paris /  June 2011 - Bermuda /  September 2010 - Singapore /  September 2009 - Mexico

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>> 24 March 2014: OECD’s Gurría welcomes international progress towards automatic exchange of information

>> 13 February 2014: OECD delivers new single global standard on automatic exchange of information

Offshore tax evasion remains a serious problem for countries and jurisdictions worldwide, with vast amounts of funds deposited abroad and sheltered from taxation when taxpayers fail to comply with obligations in their home countries.

Responding to a mandate from G20 leaders to reinforce action against tax avoidance and evasion and inject greater trust and fairness into the international tax system, the OECD has unveiled today a new single global standard for the automatic exchange of information between tax authorities worldwide.

>> Secretary-General’s Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – February 2014

>> Joint Statement by the countries and jurisdictions committed to early adoption of the new global standard on automatic exchange of information (AEOI) 

 >> List of  AEOI Group Members


Global Forum 121 members (Dominican Republic and Ukraine included)

The Global Forum includes 121 members


>> 24-28 February 2014: Regional Training Seminar on Exchange of Information: The International Standards and Peer Reviews

>> 13 December 2013: The 6th Global Forum Assessor Training Seminar took place on 9-11 December 2013 in the United Arab Emirates

>> 28 November 2013: Joint Statement by the countries and jurisdictions committed to early adoption of the new global standard on automatic exchange of information 

>> 22 November 2013:  Global Forum moves towards automatic exchange of tax information and transparency

>> 10- 12 September 2013: The ‘Last Mile’ Seminar for Tax Auditors – A second Global Forum seminar on effective EOI for tax auditors took place in Manila, the Philippines on 10-12 September 2013


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>> ‌  See all Peer Review Reports available

>> Kofi Annan says Africa must take the G20 seriously on tax reform, 26 September 2013 (African Manager)

>> Tax evasion: Substantial progress but countries must keep up their efforts - Article by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, published in the French newspaper Le Figaro, 15 april 2013 (English translation)