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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 122 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

The cover of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

21 July 2014: OECD releases full version of global standard for automatic exchange of information

3 July 2014: Gabon joins international efforts to end tax avoidance and evasion

26 June 2014: Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

18 June 2014: Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

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>> Advancing global action to support fiscal sustainability by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General (June 2014)

>> 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)