Darrel Pearson, together with Jessica Horwitz, recently attended the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Fall Conference in Miami, Florida. Darrel appeared as the Moderator and Jessica appeared as the Panel Chair for a presentation regarding "The OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) Project: Impact on Multinational Doing Business in the Americas (Customs and Tax)."
The OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project provides an international framework aimed at curtailing tax planning strategies that artificially shift profits to low or no-tax jurisdictions. When implemented, BEPS measures will result in important regulatory reforms throughout the Americas that will require multinational enterprises to re-evaluate their business and tax reduction strategies and supply chain models. This panel will feature leading tax and customs law specialists from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and South America. The panelists will provide an overview of BEPS and its impact on multinational enterprises doing business in the Americas. The panelists will discuss anticipated regulatory reforms in income tax, commodity tax and custom laws and will offer participants practical strategies for managing risk in this rapidly changing regulatory environment.