Base erosion and profit shifting

Regional Meeting and Public Consultation on Tax and Digitalisation for Asian and Pacific Countries


Date: 19-21 November 2019

Location: Asian Development Bank (ADB) HeadquartersManila, the Philippines

Hosts: OECD and ADB



This meeting focussed on the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS' most recent work on consensus-based, long-term solutions to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy and will include a public consultation with interested stakeholders from civil society and the business community on the Secretariat Proposal for a Unified Approach under Pillar One and the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two.

Regional outreach events on digitalisation enable all countries and jurisdictions, Inclusive Framework members and non-members, to feed their perspectives into the global debate on the reallocation of taxing rights and proposals for a minimum corporate income tax.

The sessions up to 3:00pm on 19 November were open to all participants from invited governments, civil society and business. The remainder of the sessions on 19 and 20 November were open to all ADB member countries. The third day (21 November) will be dedicated to developing countries from the Pacific region to deal with broader capacity building issues.

The meeting brought together officials from Finance Ministries, other relevant ministries, revenue authorities of ADB member countries, decision-makers, technical experts, representatives from the OECD, as well as regional and other international organisations.



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