The Industry of Tax Avoidance: Consequences in Latin America

Lunch seminar with activists from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala working on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries.


Note that this lunch seminar is the last part of a seminar titled "The Industry of Tax Avoidance", starting at 08:30 and arranged by Publish What You Pay Norway. You are encouraged to attend the complete seminar. Sign up for the complete seminar by sending an email to: Free entrance!



If you will only participate in the lunch seminar, sign up for the lunch seminar (free of charge an open to all - lunch will be served).



Tax avoidance by multinational companies harms developing countries that need natural resource revenues to finance investments in a sustainable society. Multinational companies use a secrecy market to keep capital away from the open market, and are allowed to organize themselves in a way that makes it possible to avoid tax.

Publish What You Pay Norway has invited participants from Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala to a ten days training in Norway, as part of the TRACE (“Transparency and Accountability in Extractive Industries”) programme, a capacity-strengthening programme for civil society organisations, journalists and workers’ unions from resource rich countries in the South.

We invite Norwegian researchers, students and others to a lunch seminar where the participants from Latin America will present on their experiences with the tax avoidance industry and their work on transparency and accountability in the extractive industries. There will be room for dialogue and exploration of possibilities for cooperation.

See the list of organisations represented at the seminar.



12:15 - 13:30
Challenges in Latin America

Professor Benedicte Bull
Norwegian Latin American Research Network
Researcher Mariel Cristina Aguilar Støen
Center for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

12:30 - 13:15
Conversation with four TRACE participants

Local consequences of the Industry of Tax Avoidance in Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Guatemala

Four representatives from Latin America, moderated by Benedicte Bull and Mariel Cristina Aguilar Støen.

13:15 - 14:00

20 TRACE participants from Latin America will be available for conversation;
representing civil society organizations, unions and media in Ecuador, Bolivia, Guatemala and Colombia.



Published Oct. 30, 2014 9:37 AM - Last modified Oct. 30, 2014 11:16 AM