Regional Training Seminar: Brasilia, Brazil (7-10 May 2013)
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information held a Regional Training Seminar in Brasilia, Brazil, on 7-10 May 2013. This important event was co-organized by the Secretariat of the Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB), Escola de Administração Fazendária (ESAF), the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) and the Global Relations Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT). This four-day seminar was attended by 70 participants from tax administrations in 8 Latin American and Caribbean countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Paraguay and Uruguay), most of them already Global Forum members. Panama and the United Kingdom kindly provided expert trainers for the seminar.
Brasilia, Brazil - 10 May 2013
This seminar focused on the administrative and organisational requirements needed to implement exchange of information (EOI) effectively and provided participants with the tools needed to get up to speed quickly with best practices in EOI. The Global Forum Secretariat explained the Global Forum Phase 1 and 2 review processes, and outlined to the participants on how to get prepared for this review. Participants were provided with an overview of the OECD’s current work on EOI, including the latest developments on automatic EOI and on the Oslo Dialogue on tax and crime, the 2012 update to Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention and its Commentary, and the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance.
The seminar finally provided participants an opportunity to meet others who are involved in the international sharing of information for tax purposes and share experiences in the field of transparency and EOI.