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CF&P Press Release,  September 30, 2003

Center for Freedom and Prosperity

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 30, 2003

CF&P Co-Hosts Tax Competition Roundtable in Ottawa: Center Challenges OECD to Participate

*** Panel of International Experts Announced ***

Washington, DC (September 30, 2003) Today, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity announced the speakers for a Tax Competition Roundtable to be held in Ottawa Canada on Monday, October 13. The Roundtable, which is co-sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, will take place at 4 p.m. in the Macdonald room of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel, and will be followed by a reception.

The Roundtable will coincide with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Global Forum on International Tax Policy, which will take place October 14-15. The Center for Freedom and Prosperity's event is designed to educate policy makers and hopefully will hinder the OECD's effort to undermine economic liberalization. The Roundtable is bringing together leading international tax experts to discuss how best to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. An OECD representative has been invited to participate in the Roundtable.

Speakers and Topics for the Roundtable (partial list):

"The Importance of Tax Competition, Financial Privacy and Fiscal Sovereignty"
Dr. Daniel J. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
The Heritage Foundation

 "Washington Update on OECD and EU Tax Schemes"
Andrew F. Quinlan
Center for Freedom and Prosperity

"European Tax Harmonization Schemes: The Un-Level Playing Field"
Frank Vibert
European Financial Forum

"Tax Competition vs. Tax Harmonization: The Canadian Experience"
Kenneth J. Boessenkool
Sidicus Consulting Ltd.

"How OECD Tax Proposals Violate International Trade Norms"
Mark A. A. Warner, Esq.
Stanbrook & Hooper, Brussels

"OECD's Discriminatory Assault Against Low Tax Countries"
Jill Keohane
Chief of Corporate Division and In-House Counsel
Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry

"The OECD's Threat to Pro-Growth Tax Policy and Civil Society"
Dr. Richard W. Rahn, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
The Discovery Institute

The OECD has convened their Global Forum to convince the targeted non-OECD jurisdictions that there is a "level playing field" between them and the 30 OECD countries, notwithstanding the fact that numerous OECD member nations do not share information with foreign tax authorities.

CF&P's Tax Competition Roundtable

Topic: CF&P's Tax Competition Roundtable

Date:   Monday, October 13, 2003

Time:   4:00 P.M. -- Reception to Follow

Place:   Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Macdonald Room, Ottawa, Ontario Canada (link below)

Other: Open to the Public, No Entry Fee -- Please RSVP for Planning Purposes

For more information please contact the Center for Freedom and Prosperity at 202-285-0244 or

Link to Fairmont Chateau Laurier:,2993, property%25255Fseq%253D100109,00.html



Center for Freedom and Prosperity
P.O. Box 10882
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Phone: 202-285-0244

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