Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at OECD calls on Prime Minister

The Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Mr Pascal Saint-Amans, paid a courtesy call, on Friday 18 May 2018, on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.

In a statement, Mr Saint-Amans underlined that discussions with the Prime Minister focused on the role and place of Mauritius in the new financial and taxation environment after the financial crisis in 2008. The current international environment as regards international taxation and offshore jurisdiction was also discussed.

He highlighted that treaty shopping which is the practice of structuring a multinational business to take advantage of more favorable tax treaties available in certain jurisdictions was also dwelt upon with the Prime Minister. Referring to Mauritius, he pointed out that the country is compliant with international regulations and has maintained a good reputation.

Mr Saint-Amans is in Mauritius to participate in the Annual International Fiscal Association conference. He is a key stakeholder in overseeing the Mauritius’s reform programme in terms of tax regime and substance requirements with respect to the Global Business sector.

He took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. A French national, he joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

Mr Pascal Saint-Amans played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries.

Source: Government of Mauritius