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Phone: 202-285-0244
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CFP Barbados Meetings, Jan. 6 & 7

CFP's OECD Tax Competition Discussions
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         The Center for Freedom and Prosperity is hosting two briefings in Barbados.  The first briefing will take place on Saturday, January 6, and is open only to officials from governments targeted by the OECD. This event is designed to give these policy makers useful information as they prepare to meet with the OECD on January 8-9, and is a private, off-the-record meeting in order to facilitate a frank and open exchange.  The Sunday, January 7, event is open to the public, and will feature the same speakers but will be more focused on information that will be useful to journalists and offshore practitioners.

     At these briefings, attendees will hear from Daniel Mitchell, a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Bruce Zagaris, a tax lawyer from Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, Marshall Langer, a tax lawyer and well-know author, and Elizabeth Tobias, the top tax aide to House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Andrew Quinlan will then conclude each briefing with a discussion of the Center's main project the Coalition for Tax Competition and how we intend to convince the OECD to withdraw their misguided initiative.

     At both events the Center for Freedom and Prosperity will bring together leading international tax experts to discuss how best to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. Both the Saturday and Sunday briefings will begin at 2:00 p.m. and last no longer than 5:00 p.m. Both conferences will take place at the Grand Barbados Beach Resort in Bridgetown.

  Speakers and topics include:

Daniel J. Mitchell -- Heritage Foundation, Senior Fellow
"Tax Competition should be celebrated, not persecuted"

Bruce Zagaris -- Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe
"Issues Low-Tax Regimes should raise when negotiating with the OECD"

Marshall Langer -- Shutts & Bowen
"The Real Tax Havens are OECD Member Nations"

Elizabeth Tobias -- Office of US House Majority Leader Dick Armey
"Perspective from Capitol Hill"

Andrew Quinlan -- Center for Freedom and Prosperity President
"The Coalition for Tax Competition"

      Event:   OECD and Tax Competition Discussio
      Date:    Saturday, January 6  &  Sunday, January 7, 2001
      Time:     2:00 p.m. (both days)
      Where: Grand Barbados Beach Resort
                     Bridgetown, Barbados

     If you are interested in attending one of these briefings or want to find out more information, call the Center for Freedom and Prosperity at 202.285.0244 or send an e-mail message to

Word of mouth is important to our success. Please
feel free to forward this invitation to people who would
have an interest in attending either event.


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