As part of its global outreach on international tax, including with respect to the development on an international framework for VAT/GST, OECD will organise a joint meeting on VAT/GST with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and the Singapore Tax Academy on 22-23 May Stéphane Buydens, who is a lead advisor for the OECD VAT work will be a featured speaker at the meeting.
BIAC colleagues in the region are invited to participate. The conference will feature leading experts in GST/VAT from both tax authorities and the business community who will address technical issues arising from international trade in services and intangibles.2012 BIAC survey, many national business communities stated that reducing economy-wide regulatory burdens should be one of the top five priorities for their respective governments in 2013. The same 2012 BIAC survey showed that national business and employers’ organisations perceived a significant implementation shortfall in some countries.
Paris, 25-26 April 2013 - A strong BIAC delegation participated in the third annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business, which took place in Paris at the OECD Headquarters on 25-26 April.
Paris, 26 April 2013 - While the private sector supports the core internationally-agreed regulatory approaches for the financial system (Basel III), BIAC remains concerned about the many additional regulations being introduced in different countries and regions without proper sequencing or thorough impact analysis.
Canberra and Beijing, April 2013 - The BIAC Tax Committee is expanding its dialogue with tax administrations on OECD related issues, including addressing government and business concerns around OECD tax standards and issues related to BEPS, the latter being the focus of a key OECD project on international corporate taxation due to be submitted to G20 Finance Ministers this July.
Paris, 15 April 2013 - Thanks to its Corporate Governance Principles, the OECD is an internationally recognised standard setter in this policy area. The OECD is also an important forum for fostering on-going dialogue among policy makers on current and future corporate governance issues both among OECD member countries and an increasing number of non-member economies.
Paris, 26 March 2013 - The Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) organized an international business dialogue with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 26 March to discuss the 12 February OECD Report on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and the future of cross-border taxation policies.
BIAC meets OECD Secretary General and Norwegian Finance Minister to discuss OECD Ministerial Meeting Agenda
At the annual OECD-BIAC-TUAC Preparatory consultation to the Ministerial Committee Meeting (MCM) which was held in Oslo with the Norwegian Finance Minister, OECD Secretary General and OECD Secretariat Leadership, BIAC Chairman Charles Heeter and BIAC experts emphasised the essential role of private sector led growth for sustainable and inclusive recovery and job creation, which we urged should be well reflected in the agenda and outcome of the 2013 OECD MCM.
Paris, 25-26 April 2013 - G20 governments and business have committed to joining forces against corruption, as called by the G20 Leaders in Los Cabos on 18-19 June 2012. As part of this commitment, the Russian Presidency of the G20 and the OECD, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), are organising the Third Annual High-Level Anti-Corruption Conference for G20 Governments and Business, scheduled to take place on 25-26 April in Paris.
Paris, 24 April 2013 - Policymakers and private sector representatives met in a joint OECD/BIAC workshop on 24 April in Paris to discuss the various challenges and opportunities in greening the agro-food chain – specifically, the role played by the private sector.
Colombia has undertaken significant efforts to improve its business climate, including boosting trade and investment. The country has engaged in a series of free trade and bilateral investment agreements, substantially facilitating market access to foreign suppliers, as well as improving its regulatory environment.
Oslo, 8 April 2013 - BIAC Chairman Charles Heeter and BIAC Committee leaders will meet the Norwegian Finance Minister and OECD Secretary General on April 8 together with TUAC delegates, for a consultation to provide our input to the preparations and issues of the 2013 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM).
Paris, 4-5 April 2013 - The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a partnership between the OECD, the Global Green Growth Institute, the UNEP and the World Bank. It is intended to identify and address major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice.