International Centre for Tax and Development

17 December 2014

The WCO attended the International Centre for Tax and Development's annual meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, from 7 to 9 December. Commissioner General of the Tanzanian Revenue Authority, Mr. Rished Bade, delivered the keynote speech. The Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Tax and Development, Professor Mick Moore, welcomed participants gathered from the academic, international and governmental sphere focused on tax and development issues including representatives from the UK’s Department for International Development, the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), the African Tax Institute and officers of the Revenue Authorities of Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Tanzania, amongst others.

The ICTD is jointly financed by the UK’s development agency, DFID, and the Norwegian development agency NORAD and is headquartered at the University of Sussex. It is a global policy research network and it regularly conducts research into the political economy of taxation with a particular focus on how taxation policies can benefit developing countries.

The WCO presented its research programme and particularly its work on the exchange of information between Tax and Customs, research appositely timed as both the ICTD and the WCO respond to outcomes of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

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