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OECD holds regional Network Meeting on BEPS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia


06/03/2015 - Following the recent meetings of regional networks on BEPS held in South East Asia (Korea 12-13 February), Latin America and the Caribbean (Peru, 26-27 February), and with Francophone countries (Gabon, 27 February), working closely with relevant regional tax organisations, a regional network meeting in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held in Ankara, Turkey on 5-6 March. These meetings form part of the implementation of the Strategy for Deepening Developing Country Engagement in the BEPS Project. This approach to followed a request from the G-20 to enhance the engagement of developing countries and was supported by G-20 leaders in November 2014. Twenty senior tax officials from 6 jurisdictions participated in the event, which was hosted by the OECD Multilateral Tax Centre in Ankara. Discussions focused on BEPS issues of particular relevance for the region and the development of 'toolkits' to assist the implementation of solutions to counter BEPS.  Business and civil society representatives participated in open sessions of the meeting and provided their perspectives on the BEPS Project.


BEPS Regional Network in Ankara

The Co-Chairs of the meeting, Mr. Ahmet Kurt from Turkey and Mr. Valerio Barbantini from the OECD produced a summary of the discussions, highlighting the key outcomes. These will be discussed at the meetings of the Global Forum on Transfer Pricing and the Task Force on Tax and Development on 16-18 March 2015 and will feed views from the region into the development of the BEPS outputs by the Committee on Fiscal Affairs and its Working Parties.


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