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Implementation of OECD recommendations

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 14189 | 18 October 2016

Mr Alfred HEER, Switzerland, ALDE ; Ms Sybille BENNING, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Jokin BILDARRATZ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET, Andorra, SOC ; Mr Roland Rino BÜCHEL, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Yves CRUCHTEN, Luxembourg, SOC ; Mr Zsolt CSENGER-ZALÁN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Alain DESTEXHE, Belgium, ALDE ; Ms Josette DURRIEU, France, SOC ; Mr Bernd FABRITIUS, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Thomas FEIST, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Doris FIALA, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Axel E. FISCHER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, Switzerland, SOC ; Mr Karl GARÐARSSON, Iceland, ALDE ; Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO, Ukraine, EC ; Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN, Switzerland, ALDE ; Mr Hamid HAMID, Bulgaria, ALDE ; Mr Jürgen HARDT, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Anette HÜBINGER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Carles JORDANA, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Franz Josef JUNG, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Niklas KARLSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Eerik-Niiles KROSS, Estonia, ALDE ; Mr Jean-Yves LE DÉAUT, France, SOC ; Mr Luís LEITE RAMOS, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr François LONCLE, France, SOC ; Ms Kerstin LUNDGREN, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Dirk Van der MAELEN, Belgium, SOC ; Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Anouchka van MILTENBURG, Netherlands, ALDE ; Mr Anne MULDER, Netherlands, ALDE ; Ms Judith OEHRI, Liechtenstein, ALDE ; Ms Judith PALLARÉS, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Bernard PASQUIER, Monaco, ALDE ; Ms Kerstin RADOMSKI, Germany, EPP/CD ; Ms Mailis REPS, Estonia, ALDE ; Ms Melisa RODRÍGUEZ HERNÁNDEZ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr René ROUQUET, France, SOC ; Mr Andreas SCHIEDER, Austria, SOC ; Ms Elisabeth SCHNEIDER-SCHNEITER, Switzerland, EPP/CD ; Mr Adão SILVA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Olena SOTNYK, Ukraine, ALDE ; Ms Karin STRENZ, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Manuel TORNARE, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Dana VÁHALOVÁ, Czech Republic, SOC ; Mr Mart van de VEN, Netherlands, ALDE ; Ms Birutė VĖSAITĖ, Lithuania, SOC ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Kristýna ZELIENKOVÁ, Czech Republic, ALDE ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has adopted various recommendations in order to avoid tax evasion, money laundering and corruption, notably recommendations in respect of the automatic exchange of information and the disclosure of beneficiaries.

As practice shows not all of the OECD member States are complying with the recommendations and guidelines, despite the fact that they had been adopted unanimously.

OECD member States should be able to compete on a level playing field. In addition, the non-implementation of rules set by the OECD by some member States severely undermines the aim of fighting tax evasion and corruption.

The Parliamentary Assembly should prepare a report to examine to what extent OECD member States are complying with the rules and principles of the organisation and which are the existing shortcomings in the process of implementation. The Assembly should also propose ways to ensure that OECD guidelines and recommendations are respected and implemented by all member States.