Tag Archives: May 2011
African Tax Administration Forum and IMF Bring Together Top African Revenue Authority Officials at High-Level Governance Seminar to Discuss Improving Revenue Administration
JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – National revenue authority chiefs from across Africa1 are meeting this week in South Africa to discuss ways to improve governance of revenue administration. Chief executives and board chairpersons from 12 African countries are participating in an April 10-12 high-level seminar near Johannesburg, organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). This is the first seminar of its kind where board chairpersons and chief executives of African revenue authorities have gathered to discuss current issues relating to board governance. The event was financed by Topical Trust Fund on Tax Policy and Administration, which was established by the IMF in May 2011 to channel funds from other donors into vital technical assistance to help countries improve their tax structures and operations.
BERN, Switzerland, January 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Two years after its adoption, Switzerland has decided to amend the Ordinance of 19 January 2011 on measures to freeze the assets of certain persons from Ivory Coast. The amendment has been prompted by developments in Ivory Coast. Switzerland reduces the list of persons falling under the asset freezing measures from 83 to 4 persons. The Ordinance dated 19 January 2005 on sanctions against Ivory Coast has also been amended.