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 158 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. 


The Global Forum plenary to celebrate its 10th Anniversary took place on 26-27 November 2019 at the OECD Headquarters.


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» 10 December 2019: Global Forum launches the Induction Programme on Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information for Honduras

» 09 December 2019: The Global Forum continues to support Kenya to fight against cross-border tax evasion

» 27 November 2019: Global Forum issues the Statement of Outcomes of its 10th Anniversary meeting

» 26 November 2019: International community has achieved unprecedented success fighting offshore tax evasion

» 12 November 2019: 
Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further eight jurisdictions

» 4 November 2019: 
Global Forum delivers a seminar in Armenia on beneficial ownership information and the fight against tax evasion

» 29 October 2019: Jordan joins the Global Forum on Tax Transparency and the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

» 28 October 2019: 
Global Forum assists West African countries to fight offshore tax evasion

» 22 October 2019:
The Global Forum Secretariat welcomes Ms Zayda Manatta as new Head