Global relations and development

Advisory Group for Co-operation with Partner Economies


The OECD provides a platform to its 37 member countries on which to discuss and develop economic, tax and social policies, both domestic and international, that in today’s globalised world should form a web of coherent practice across nations. The OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) is a leader in setting standards and guidelines in respect of international taxation matters. The Global Relations Programme is designed to fulfill the wider mandate of encouraging global economic development by securing the active participation of non-OECD countries in the development and implementation of the OECD's instruments, standards and guidelines; and promoting a climate that encourages mutual assistance between member countries and non-OECD economies.


Role of the Advisory Group

The CFA's Advisory Group plays a key role in developing the extended dialogue between OECD countries and non-OECD Partners in the tax area. The objectives of this body are to:

  • Deepen the interaction between countries on tax issues, and in particular to provide a forum for consultation on OECD instruments, standards and guidelines under review or in the process of development (with a current emphasis on BEPS);
  • Review, evaluate and improve the Global Relations Programme, from the perspective of the countries that are involved in, and those that support, the programme;
  • Provide a forum for countries not in the OECD to directly influence the management, delivery and future direction of the OECD's partnership activities.


Annual meeting

Representatives from 40 countries and 5 international and regional organisations, along with delegations from the OECD's Multilateral Tax Centres, met virtually in September 2020 to discuss the OECD's Global Relations Programme (GRP) in taxation, at their 17th meeting of the Advisory Group for Co-operation with Partner Economies.


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