Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Dar es Salaam conference on Transfer Pricing: Fairness in Taxing Multinationals, Extractives

This is a Tax Justice Network event, in association with the Finnish non-governmental organisation KEPA, and the government of Finland.
Transfer Pricing: Fairness in Taxing Multinationals and Extractive Industries
October 3rd & 4th 2013 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

NB This is a draft programme, which will continue to be updated as planning progresses.
Day 1 - Thursday October 3

Opening Remarks
Mr Harry Kitillya : Commissioner General of Government of Tanzania
Moses Kulaba :  Executive Secretary of Agenda Participation 2000
John Christensen : Director, Tax Justice Network

Moderator: tbc

Panel on Case Studies on Transfer Pricing

Case Study : Associated British FoodsPamela Chisanga : Action Aid Zambia, Country Director

View from Tanzanian Parliament Accounts CommitteeHon. Zitto Kabwe 

10.30 – 10.45
Coffee Break

Panel on Transfer Pricing in BRICS Countries

South African Transfer Pricing System:Gerdi Van der Westhuysen : South African Revenue Service, Transfer Pricing Unit

Practical nature of South African Transfer Pricing System:Thembinkosi Dlamani: Oxfam South Africa

Brazilian Transfer PricingMarcos Valadao: Brazilian Ministry of Finance

Practical Nature of the Brazlian Transfer Pricing SystemDao Real Pereira dos Santos :  Instituteo Justica Fiscal

Moderator - tbc


Panel on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Base Erosion and Profit Shitfing: the OECD Approach, and other AlternativesLee Corrick : OECD

Evaluation of the OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, and Comparison with Alternatives, especially Unitary Taxation, from the Perpective of Developing Countries.

Prof Sol Picciotto
: Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University, Senior Advisor, TJN

Coffee Break

Panel on Corporate Transparency and Accountability

Country-by-Country Reporting with a Combined ReportKrishen Mehta : Senior Adviser Tax Justice Network

Case study of Country-by-Country Reporting in KenyaAne Foged : Tax Justice Network - Africa

Project by Project Reporting in TanzaniaSilas Olan'g : Revenue Watch Institute, Tanzania

Transparency in Extractive Industry Taxation in AfricaSpeaker (tbc)

Moderator (tbc)


Day 2 -  Friday October 4
9.00 – 11.00 Panel on Extractive Industries

Ghana's Mineral Taxation RegimeTetteh Hormeku : TWN Africa

Dominican Republic on Extractive Industry TaxationWanda Montero: Dominican Republic Internal Revenue Authority

Tanzania's Extractive Industry TaxationHon Tindu Lissu, MP

Tanzania's Extractive Industries Tax Incentives (tbc)

Moderator - tbc

Coffee Break

Panel on Transfer Pricing in East Africa

Perspective on Transfer Pricing from Tanzanian Revenue AuthorityCharles Bajungu : Tanzania Revenue Authority

Rwandan Transfer Pricing Case StudyDr Attiya Waris : University of Nairobi

Ugandan Transfer Pricing Case StudyNalukwago Milly Isongoma : Uganda Revenue Authority

Application of Unitary Taxation in the East African CommunityErica Siu : New Rules for Global Finance

Transfer Pricing in North Africa
Slim Gargouri
: Chartered Accountant & Tax Journalist


Panel on Practical Options for Transfer Pricing in Developing Countries
Michael Durst : Senior Advisor to TJN, formerly US Revenue Authority official

 - opportunities presented by OECD BEPS for developing countries
 - income-shifting and risk-shifting rules
 - fixed margins
 - safe harbours
 - transparent Advance Pricing Agreements
 - sectorial/regional application of unitary taxation

Joyce Addae-Kumi :  Ghana Revenue Authority
Lincoln Marais : ATAF Secretariat

Moderator  tbc

15.30-15.45 Coffee Break

Discussion and Formation of Follow Up Process
Matti Kohenen : Tax Justice Network
Moses Kulaba : Agenda Participation 2000

- Two working groups
- Research Priorities
- Stakeholder Network

Summary of the proceedings from Rapporteur:Adrienne Margolis : Lawyers 4 Better Business

Closing Remarks

Trine Hveem : Country Director, Norwegian Church Aid
Masud Hossain : Country Director, KEPA Tanzania
Alivin Mosioma : Director, Tax Justice Network - Africa

Update: for information on Transfer Pricing see here.


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