Secretary-General’s participation to G8 Summit’s Working Lunch (Northern Ireland, 18th June 2013)


Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, attended the Working Lunch of the G8 Summit, in Lough Erne, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, and delivered the OECD report “A Step Change in Tax Transparency - Delivering a standardised, secure and cost effective model of bilateral automatic exchange for the multilateral context” and remarks on Trade, Tax, Transparency which are the key priorities of the UK G8 Presidency for the Summit (Read his remarks).

With these priorities the G8 highlight their support for  the development of open economies, open governments and open societies. Advancing trade and making the best use of Global Value Chains, ensuring tax compliance and promoting greater transparency are key tools for both, advanced and developing economies. The Secretary-General will offer the OECD’s views on these issues which are closely in line with the Organisation’s current agenda, adding additional emphasis on restoring trust – in governments, institutions and rules, markets and businesses.

Together with sound analytical support built on long-lasting expertise, the OECD has put its instruments and tools at the Presidency’s disposal to help the G8 make progress in all the priorities on its agenda.


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