The Tax Programme of the OECD Korea Policy Centre (KPC) and OECD co-organized the 111th OECD Tax Seminar in the Asia-Pacific Region on November 12-17, 2018, at the Glad Hotel in Seoul, Korea.
The OECD has taken the lead in promoting Multilateral Instrument (MLI) to prevent tax revenue erosion through cross-border income transfer by multinational enterprises, and the participation of not only its member countries but also non-member countries and developing countries is urgently needed. Thus, this seminar discussed in depth MLI (tax treaty amendments through multilateral agreements) as one of the implementation measures of the BEPS project. The seminar provided lecture on the main contents of multilateral agreements and how to prevent tax treaty abuse to counter tax avoidance by multinational enterprises. Also, a presentation on the current status of each country’s administration systtem and legislative trends related to multilateral agreements and a discussion on desirable countermeasures took place during the seminar.
The seminar was led by Mr. Maikel Evers (OECD), Ms. Jessica Di Maria (OECD), Ms. Donata Dionisi (Italy), and Mr. Bernhard Canete (Liechtenstein). The seminar was attended by more than 30 tax officials from 15 countries in Asia-Pacific region.
Tax Programme, OECD Korea Policy Centre