Saturday, February 1, 2020
Viet Nam and Palau join the international fight against tax evasion by becoming the 159th and 160th member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
Viet Nam and Palau, like all other Global Forum members, will participate on an equal footing, and are committed to combatting tax evasion through implementing the internationally agreed standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes-both exchange of information on request and automatic exchange of information. Members of the Global Forum include all G20 countries, all OECD members, all international financial centres and a very large number of developing countries.
The Global Forum is the world’s leading multilateral body mandated to ensure that all jurisdictions adhere to the same high standard of international co-operation in tax matters. This is done through a robust monitoring and peer review process which Viet Nam and Palau will also be subject to. The Global Forum also has an extensive technical assistance programme to provide support to its members to implement the standards and quickly use the tools available to tax administrations to fight cross-border tax evasion.