Through our institutionalized regional tax forums and country-specific working groups, 85 countries have participated in ITIC programs

Through our institutionalized regional tax forums and country-specific working groups, 85 countries have participated in ITIC programs

 

Africa 

ITIC began its work in Africa in 2000 with a series of indirect tax studies and in-country workshops in Kenya and Ghana. 

The Africa Tax Dialogue, which ITIC founded in 2010, focuses on tax coordination within regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa. It brings together the Secretariats from the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss their own tax coordination as well as the best practices of others.

ITIC also convenes issue- and country-specific workshops with finance and revenue officials across the continent. In early 2018, ITIC conducted two such workshops in Tanzania and Mozambique.


Asia-Pacific

ITIC co-founded the Asia-Pacific Tax Forum (APTF) in 2005. ITIC's work in the Asia-Pacific region has evolved into a program of continuous engagement among public-sector and private-sector stakeholders, as well as academic experts.

ITIC has produced an extensive series of publications covering topical tax issues in the region, such as the ASEAN Excise Tax Reform: A Resource Manual, which has been translated into three languages.

In 2018 ITIC will convene country-level workshops in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.


Eurasia

ITIC's Eurasia program dates back to the organization’s founding in 1993. It includes the Eurasia Tax Forum, which brings together senior officials from Ministries of Finance and Tax Administrations from the Eurasia region with international experts, academia, industry experts and multilateral organizations.

ITIC has also conducted a number of country-level studies over the years in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine. ITIC is currently engaged in a mining taxation study in Kazakhstan, which analyzes current practice, Australian experience and international best practices.


Middle East/North Africa

ITIC organized the first Middle East/North Africa Tax Forum in 2010 in Doha, Qatar. It has since become the leading international gathering of senior government officials in tax policy and administration from the MENA region, academic and industry experts, and representatives from international organizations.

ITIC’s research agenda has focused on numerous topics of regional interest, including a multi-year program on Taxation of Islamic Finance. ITIC is currently providing advice and assessment on several tax issues faced by the Gulf Coordination Council (GCC).