Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

June 08, 2009 16:31 ET

"Recognized as a Model by Other Countries, the Canada Revenue Agency Brings its Expertise to 21 Caribbean Countries," Says Revenue Minister

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - As part of its commitment to the Americas, the Government of Canada has announced a new partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the International Monetary Fund's Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Centre (CARTAC).

The Memorandum of Understanding, signed in March, paves the way for CRA subject matter experts to assist CARTAC's 21 member countries by providing training on a variety of topics aimed at increasing the capacity for tax administration in the Caribbean.

"We are proud that the Canadian tax administration is considered a model for other countries," said the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food). "By sharing our expertise, Canada is helping Caribbean countries develop the revenue systems needed for stability and economic growth and is an important aspect of our engagement in the Americas."

The Government of Canada has committed to work with other countries to build their capacities for social and economic growth, and to help them establish sound public policies and accountable public institutions.

CARTAC was created in 2001 by the International Monetary Fund as a project under the United Nations Development Program. Located in Barbados, it provides assistance to 21 member countries on taxation, customs, expenditure, statistics and banking. For more information, visit www.cartac.com.bb

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    613-952-9184
    or
    Office of the Minister of National Revenue
    Natalie Boileau
    Acting Director of Communications
    613-995-2960