Executive Training Seminar: National Tax Regimes and International Trade Agreements: What Role for WTO and EU Rules?

June 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am – June 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Cappella, Villa Schifanoia
Via Giovanni Boccaccio
121, 50133 Firenze
Mia Saugman

Scientific Organisers:
Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics

Potential 2017 US corporate tax reform and the August 2016 EU Commission decision demanding Ireland reclaim €13 billion in improper “state aid” from Apple have put the spotlight on relationships between national tax regimes and international trade agreements. This executive training seminar (ETS) provided an exploration of the law and economics of how issues arising through differences in national tax regimes – corporate income taxes, destination based cash-flow tax (DBCFT), border-adjusted tax (BAT), value-added tax (VAT), etc. – are being addressed under international trade agreement provisions, such as the GATT/WTO, as well as the European Union’s rules on state aid. This ETS was targeted at policymakers, practitioners and students of international economic law who have an interest in the law and economics of trade agreements, and their dispute settlement procedures, on domestic tax regimes.

Confirmed Speakers

Michel Anliker | KPMG
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics
Petros C. Mavroidis | Columbia Law School
Damien Neven | Graduate Institute Geneva
Luca Rubini | University of Birmingham


Final Programme