The OECD Korea Policy Centre (Tax Programme) has hosted a bilateral programme with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority (FRCA) on 2-3 June 2015 in Suva, Fiji. This event has been conducted to strengthen the capabilities of tax officials from the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority in the area of the international taxation.
The seminar has helped improve and maintain high standards of the FRCA members. The chief executive of the FRCA, Jitoko Tikolevu, has mentioned that “Our economics and tax base may differ in sizes but our issues are the same. The seminar has improved our role as the revenue collector for the government”. Even though Fiji is geographically isolated, its role in the pacific region has been enlarged and become the centre of the pacific economies.
This seminar has given a great opportunity to the FRCA to build its capacity of the international taxation. The Director General of the OECD Korea Policy Centre has said that the workshop would be ‘a stepping stone’ for a better mutual cooperation in the filed of taxation between Korea and Fiji as well.
Overall, the seminar has provided participants from the FRCA with advanced knowledge and enhanced understanding in the international taxation. Also, the Tax Programme of the OECD Korea Policy Centre has reached out to the Pacific island countries going beyond the Asia countries.
These are the main discussion topics during the seminar as follows.
– Korea’s Development and Tax
– OECD’s Global Relations Program & the Role of the KTC
– E-Tax Systems of Korea
– Value Added Tax in Korea
– Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: Selected Issues
– International Taxation and Korea’s Policy Experience
Tax Programme, OECD Korea Policy Centre