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Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 7, 2007

 CF&P Launches Month-Long Global Tax
Competition Education Campaign
Visits to Panama, Singapore and Hong Kong

(Washington, DC, Wednesday, March 7, 2007) -- The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation today announced a month-long tax competition education campaign.  The education drive will consist of major events in three jurisdictions that span the globe. Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute will join Andrew Quinlan of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity on visits to Panama, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Each visit will consist of a major event featuring speeches on the value of tax competition and the need to resist OECD and EU tax harmonization schemes. These events will be augmented by meetings with government officials, overseas Americans, and other interested parties.

On March 12th, the Center will co-sponsor an event in Panama City with the Fundación Libertad (Liberty Foundation), a Panamanian free-market think tank (6:00 P.M. at the National Library).  Dan Mitchell will be the featured speaker and several topics will be discussed including the territorial tax system and OECD/EU/UN tax harmonization schemes.  Other events are scheduled, including a briefing for local business leaders and government officials at noon on Monday and a forum on Tuesday for the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama.

On March 27th, Dan Mitchell is one of the featured speakers at the "The Lion Roars" Conference in Singapore and he will speak on the "Status of International Anti-Tax Competition Initiatives:  A Special Focus on Implications for Asian Financial Centers." Quinlan and Mitchell will also be meeting with government officials and other interested parties.  They are also scheduled to give presentations to the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

On March 30th, Quinlan and Mitchell will be the featured speakers at a lunch sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.  Like the meetings with the other AmChams in Panama and Singapore, the threatened repeal of Section 911 – which partially protects overseas Americans from having their labor income taxed by both their host country and the IRS – and the implications of the EU and OECD efforts to force low-tax countries in Asia to surrender their fiscal sovereignty, will be featured topics.

If you would like to meet with Dan Mitchell or Andrew Quinlan when they are in Panama, Singapore or Hong Kong, please review the timeline below and contact them at the e-mail addresses and/or phone numbers below:

       Panama ~  Friday, March 9th to Wednesday, March 14th
       Singapore  ~  Sunday, March 25th to Wednesday, March 28th
       Hong Kong  ~  Thursday, March 26th to Monday, April 2nd

Other Information of Note:

     Liberty Foundation and CF&P sponsored Event:
     Please contact the Liberty Foundation in order to attend
     Monday, March 12th, 6:00 PM at the National Library (Sala Extranjera)
     Topic:  The territorial system, flat tax advances and tax simplification
     in the world

     American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama

     Asia Offshore Association:  Singapore "The Lion Roars" Conference:
     March 25 – 27, 2007, The Oriental Hotel, Singapore

     American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

     American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Contact Information: 
Andrew Quinlan can be reached at 202-285-0244,
Dan Mitchell can be reached at 202-218-4615,


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