On 23-24 November IOTA President, Mr Roman Nasirov and Executive Secretary, Mr Miguel Silva Pinto attended the international conference “Modern Platforms of Interaction – Enhancing Cooperation between Tax and Customs Administrations”, that took place in Budapest and was organized jointly by the WCO Regional Training Centre (RTC) in Budapest - operated by the Hungarian Tax and Customs Administration - and the National University of Public Service of Hungary. In the margins of the conference, the President and Executive Secretary of IOTA held a bilateral meeting with Mr Kunio Mikuriya, WCO Secretary General and agreed to deepen the cooperation between the two organisations.
This conference offered a unique platform for the discussion of the best practices related to tax and customs cooperation. The main agenda items of the conference reflected the WCO slogan for 2016 “Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement” which includes among others the necessity of improving information exchange between tax and customs administrations, using new technologies and modern tools as well as implementing integrated risk management.
Please find the presentation of IOTA's Executive Secretary delivered in the opening addresses section of the conference: