Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Seminar - Tax Havens Against Development

Seminar by CNCD-11.11.11, 11.11.11 Koepel van de Vlaamse Noord-Zuidbeweging, ABVV-FGTB, ACV-CSC, EURODAD et CADTM

« Tax havens against development »

January 30th 2014
31 Rue de Trêves, 1040 Bruxelles

9h30 – Welcome and coffee

10h00-11h00 – Introduction panel
Moderator: Arnaud Zacharie, CNCD-11.11.11
Jean-Pascal Labille, Minister for Dev elopement cooperation :  Tax issues in Belgian development cooperation policy
Jesse Griffiths, Eurodad : Illicit financial flows and financing for development 
Jérémie Cravatte, CADTM : The debt crisis and tax justice

11h00-11h15 Coffee break

11h15 – 13h00 - Multinationals and their tax privileges
Moderator: Rudy De Meier, 11.11.11
- Ruth Kelly, Action Aid: the SAB Miller case in Ghana
- Anne-Sophie Simpere, Oxfam France: the Glencore Mopani in Zambia and Areva in Niger cases
-Renata Fontana, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration: BEPS plan presentation
- Pierre Habbard, TUAC (Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD)
- Tove Maria Ryding, EURODAD

13h00 – 14h00 – Lunch

14h00 – 15h45 – Belgium external tax policy – Tax treaties for whose benefit ?
Moderator: Nicolas Van Nuffel, CNCD-11.11.11
- Katrin McGauran, SOMO : the impact of Netherland’s tax treaties on developing countries tax revenue
- Renaud Fossard, Latindad : the impact of tax treaties on Latin America’s tax revenue 
- Tove Maria Ryding, EURODAD
 - Dirk Vandermaelen : MP for the SPA and member of the Council of Europe parliamentary assembly

15h45 – 16h45 – Conclusions
- Anne Demelenne, FGTB General secretary, trade unions for international tax justice
- Marie-Hélène Ska, CSC National secretary, the issue of tax justice in Belgium 
- Bogdan Vanden Berghe, 11.11.11 : 2014 elections and the challenge of international tax justice


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