The Center for Freedom and Prosperity and the Heritage Foundation will sponsor a Tax Competition Roundtable in Ottawa, Canada on Monday, October 13.
This Roundtable has been scheduled to coincide with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Global Forum on International Tax Policy, taking place in Ottawa on October 14-15. CF&P says that its event is designed to educate policy makers, and hopes that it will *”hinder the OECD’s effort to undermine economic liberalisation.”*
According to the sponsors, the Roundtable is bringing together leading international tax experts to discuss how best to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. An OECD representative has been invited to participate in the Roundtable.
A partial list of speakers and topics for the Roundtable includes:
· *”The Importance of Tax Competition, Financial Privacy and Fiscal Sovereignty”*
Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
· *”Washington Update on OECD and EU Tax Schemes”*
Andrew F. Quinlan, President, Center for Freedom and Prosperity
· *”European Tax Harmonization Schemes: The Un-Level Playing Field”*
Frank Vibert, Director, European Financial Forum
· *”Tax Competition vs. Tax Harmonization: The Canadian Experience”*
Kenneth J. Boessenkool, President, Sidicus Consulting Ltd.
· *”How OECD Tax Proposals Violate International Trade Norms”*
Mark A. A. Warner, Esq., Partner, Stanbrook & Hooper, Brussels
· *”OECD’s Discriminatory Assault Against Low Tax Countries”*
Jill Keohane, Chief of Corporate Division and In-House Counsel, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry
· *”The OECD’s Threat to Pro-Growth Tax Policy and Civil Society”*
Dr. Richard W. Rahn, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Discovery Institute
The OECD has convened the Global Forum to discuss the “level playing field”. A news release issued by the Center claims that the OECD will attempt to convince the targeted non-OECD jurisdictions that a level playing field does exist between them and the 30 OECD countries, notwithstanding the fact that numerous OECD member nations do not share information with foreign tax authorities.