Tax : Global Forum meets in Singapore, 29-30 September


20/09/2010 - Since 2009, major progress has been achieved towards more transparency in tax matters. The Global Forum, which includes 94 member jurisdictions, is in charge of promoting progress. It was restructured in 2009 to address the G20 request for better tax cooperation.


More than 200 delegates will meet in Singapore on 29-30 September 2010 to discuss the first Peer Review Reports - Bermuda, Botswana, the Cayman Islands, India, Jamaica, Monaco, Panama and Qatar - and to adopt the Annual Assessment of the progress made. Both the adopted reports and the annual assessment will be made public. The Global Forum will also consider expanding its membership and will adopt a report to the G20 on the progress made towards tax transparency.

The following three media events will be open to accredited journalists only.

a. Global Forum Background Briefing on Monday 27 September at 3.00 p.m. (SGT)
- Mr. Mike Rawstron, Chair of Global Forum will lead the panel.

b. Global Forum Opening Session on Wednesday 29 September at 9.00 a.m. (SGT) 
-  Opening speech by Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Second Minister for Finance, Singapore

c. Global Forum Press Conference on Thursday, 30 September at 4.30 p.m. (SGT)
- Mr. Mike Rawstron, Chair of Global Forum will lead the panel.


These three media events will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Stamford Road, Singapore 178882


To request media accreditation and to register for the Global Forum media events, please contact the

Singapore’s Media Division by 23 September 2010.  

Ms. Lim Wei Shan, Tel.: +65 6351 2078, email:
Ms. Yvonne Yim, Tel.: +65 6351 2075, email: 


OECD’s Media Division
Tel.: +33 1 45 24 80 97 email:

Journalists can find more information on the Global Forum at


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