COOPERATE is the only form of achieving the necessary synergies to effectively optimize multilateral efforts.
In the framework of international cooperation we undertake different activities, aimed at promoting mutual assistance, the discussion of tax policy and tax administration issues, as well as the development of synergies as a result of the interaction between CIAT and actors from the tax sphere: tax administrations, international agencies and other government and non-government organizations with competencies on the matter.
Among the main activities that CIAT undertakes in this area, we may mention the following:
Working groups: this activity is aimed at focusing the efforts of a group of specialists, mainly from tax administrations, to design and develop concrete products that support the outline of tax policy and tax administration.
Standing Committees: just like in the Working Groups, through the Standing Committees, a group of specialists from the tax administrations is created. They meet regularly and communicate permanently via a virtual communication platform to discuss matters on tax policy and tax administration and the development of products and services. The difference between a Standing Committee and a Working Group is that the later ends upon meeting its purpose.
Seminars and workshops: the purpose of these activities is exchanging experiences among officials from tax administrations, international agencies and other related organizations, to disseminate good practices and experiences and detect needs and/or demands to develop future international cooperation activities.
Cooperation agreements: the CIAT Executive Secretariat develops instruments that build fruitful alliances to empower the advancement of the tax administrations of member countries, by identifying strategic partners. The so-called “strategic partners”, may be organizations as well as countries, which are identified based on criteria such as the availability of resources to finance technical assistance project, the potential generation of synergies for the design and execution of studies, training and cooperation activities.
Visits for studies and internships: these activities are aimed at educating officials onsite in the tax administrations with high degree of development in specific functions.
We consider that this cooperation modality is one of the most effective, given the specific needs of modern tax administrations, which require increasingly more specialized assistance.
Our goal is to coordinate all these activities with our strategic partners and member countries, in order to expand our cooperation plan in terms of quality and quantity.