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 135 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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» 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

» 5 September 2016: OECD Secretary-General's tax report to G20 Leaders

» 25 August 2016: The Head of the Global Forum Secretariat met with the Minister of Finance and Treasury of the Government of Maldives on 24-25 August 2016. Read more...

» 1 August 2016: Egypt joins the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

» 26 July 2016: International community continues movement towards greater tax transparency (version française)

» 24 July 2016: OECD Secretary-General's tax report to G20 Finance Ministers (July 2016)

» 7 July 2016: The 5th Global Forum Competent Authories Conference took place on 7-8 July 2016 in Mauritius

» 28 June 2016: The Dominican Republic and Nauru become the 97th and 98th jurisdictions to join the most powerful instrument against offshore tax evasion and avoidance (version française)

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