Under the framework of the BRITACEG, we are constructing the network of the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Academies (BRITAs) which will serve as a solid base to train our tax officials in a multilateral environment and a platform for tax officials from different TAs to share views and exchange ideas.
The BRITAs in the mainland of China (Beijing and Yangzhou) are well on track and continue to provide targeted training sessions to upgrade the capacity of tax administrations to deal with the complex international tax issues arising in the BRI jurisdictions. The BRITA·Kazakhstan has held the first training session on Transfer Pricing in November, 2019. The BRITA·Macao (China) is expected to go into operation at the beginning of 2021 which will host two training sessions per year. Similar academies by more jurisdictions are expected and encouraged.
According to the Wuzhen Action Plan (2019-2021), each BRITA will organize at least 2 seminars or similar activities each year under the coordination of the BRITACEG Director and the Secretariat.
The BRITAs in the mainland of China will organize 12 training programs each year focusing on the major tax topics of common concern, to share views and exchange ideas in a bid to seek solutions to the common issues that work in the environment of the BRI jurisdictions.
The needs of the tax administrations of the BRI jurisdictions and the on-going work of international and regional organizations will be taken into full consideration by conducting surveys and forumalting plans. A number of face-to-face instructor-led training programs will be provided by the BRITAs and other training institutions of Member or Observer TAs.