FIRST ECO MEETING OF EXPERTS OF ECO TAX ADMINISTRATIONS


The First ECO Meeting of Experts of Tax Administrations was held on 26-28 May 2014, in Tehran, the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Meeting was attended by delegations of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran (host country), Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Republic of Tajikistan and Republic of Turkey. The Meeting was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Ali Askari, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance and President of the Iranian National Tax Administration.

The Meeting discussed and finalized the following three draft documents for consideration by the Second Meeting of ECO Heads of Tax Administration (to be held in 2014) with a view to strengthening cooperation among Member States in the area of taxation:

1.     The Charter of the ECO Tax Administration Cooperation Society (ECOTAX)

2.     The ECO Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Taxation and Related Matters

3.     The Agreement on the Exchange of Information in Tax Matters among ECO Member States