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[Lectuer] United Nations Tax Committee’s Role in International Taxation Matters
Jun. 13, 2022

Speaker: Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed

Host: Asif H Qureshi, School of Transnational Law, Peking University

Time: 10:15-11:15 am, June 13, 2022, GMT+8

Venue: Zoom Meeting ID: 833 1461 7579 Passcode: 085073

Outline of Talk:

History of International Taxes
Pre-League of Nations Period
League of Nations
UN’s Entry into International Taxation
UN Model Tax Convention
OECD & UN in Parallel
UN’s Capitulation (Subservience)
BEPSization of International Taxes System
UN Tax Committee’s Agenda
Interpreting International Taxes Sysem
Future Outlook


Dr Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed is a Pakistan IRS officer and holds PhD in Political Economy from University of Washington, Seattle, USA/Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in Political Economy. He until recently was Chairman, Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan. Previously, he has headed domestic tax administration as Member, Inland Revenue, FBR, Islamabad. He also held important portfolio of Director General, International Taxes, whereby his responsibilities include negotiations, upgrading and execution of Double Taxation Agreements, as well as coordination with multilateral forums and international organizations dealing with international taxes such as United Nations, SAARC, ECO, and OECD. His expertise and research interests include international taxation, treaty negotiations, tax policy formulation, tax administrations’ capacity building, environmental taxation, tax reforms, Value Added Tax, and automation of tax systems. He savours his twin-role of a hard-core tax collector and a serious-minded researcher. He is currently Member of United Nations Tax Committee.

Source: School of Transnational Law