A seminar on the experiences of the Spanish Tax Authority (AEAT) was held in Habana this week, an action which falls within the framework of the EU cooperation project with Cuba managed by FIIAPP.
Habana was the setting this week for a seminar on the experiences of the Spanish Tax Authority (AEAT) aimed at senior officials and civil servants of the National Office of Tax Administration (ONAT) of Cuba. This activity forms part of the Cuba – European Union Expertise Exchange Programme managed by FIIAPP and funded by the European Commission, an international cooperation project with the objective of assisting Cuba in its process of socio-economic reform.
AEAT Director General, Santiago Menéndez, and Director of the Spanish Department for Tax Administration, Rufino de la Rosa, both took part in the seminar, which also included an intervention from the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Centre for Tax Administration (CIAT), Marcio Ferreira Verdi.
The event covered the experiences of the AEAT, particularly in relation to best practices in processes for the reform and modernisation of the Spanish Tax Authority and the main short, medium and long term measures.
Some 60 senior Cuban officials and civil servants of the ONAT and accredited diplomats in Cuba were present at the event, which was also attended by the co-director of the project on behalf of FIIAPP, Mariano Guillén.
The project managed by FIIAPP was launched in January 2014, will last for 3 years and has a European budget of €3,500,000. FIIAPP selects experts from European institutions and from other third party countries to exchange their expertise, knowledge and best practices with Cuban professionals.