NFTC/USCIB Host: The Global Tax Environment for U.S. Business Conference

Date: 11/5/03

November 5, 2003

The Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

Rotunda, 9th Floor

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004


Draft Agenda


 Registration Form


8:00-9:00         Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00-9:15         Opening Remarks

                                    Judy Scarabello, Vice President for Tax Policy, NFTC


9:15-10:00       Creating a Global Business Environment

                                    Michael H. Jordan, Chairman and CEO, EDS

                                    Richard Hecklinger, Deputy Secretary General, Organization for Economic

                                    Co-operation & Development (OECD)


10:00-10:30     BIAC and the OECD

   Richard M. Hammer, Chairman, Taxation Committee, Business and

   Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD


10:30-10:45     Break


10:45-1:00       The Digital Economy

√ò      U.S. Impact

         Phillip J. Bond, Under Secretary for Technology, Department of Commerce


√ò      Providing the Right Tax Environment

                                 (a) Applying VAT to digitized products

                                    David Holmes, Head of E-Commerce & Consumption Tax Unit, Center for

                                    Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA), OECD

                                    Carol Felepchuk, IBM, Consumption Tax Technical Advisory Group (TAG)


                                 (b) Tax treaty issues arising from the digital economy

                                    Jacques Sasseville, Head of Tax Treaty Unit, CTPA, OECD

                                    Michael Mundaca, Ernst & Young LLP

1:00-2:15         Lunch

                                    Barbara Angus, International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury


2:15-3:15         The Digital Economy‚ÄîContinued

                                 (c) Using digital technology to improve taxpayer service

                                    Jeffrey Owens, Head of the CTPA, OECD

                                    Elvin Hedgpeth, Deputy Director, IRS, International, Large and Mid-Size Business**


3:15-4:30         Emerging International Tax Issues

√ò       Clarification of the Global Permanent Establishment Concept

                                    Jacques Sasseville, Head of Tax Treaty Unit, CTPA, OECD

                                    Giovanna Sparagna, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

√ò       Applying the Arm‚Äôs Length Principle to Permanent Establishment

                                    John Neighbour, Head of Tax Treaty/Transfer Pricing Division, CTPA, OECD

                                    Mary Bennett, Baker & McKenzie


4:30-4:45         Break


4:45-6:15         Emerging International Tax Issues‚ÄîContinued

√ò       Dispute Resolution

                                    Business View:  Larry Langdon, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP

                                    OECD View:  Jeffrey Owens, Head of the CTPA, OECD

√ò       International Issues

                                 (a) BIAC Transfer Pricing Update

                                    Michael Mason, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

                                 (b) Model Tax Treaty Update

                                    Edward Maguire, Deloitte & Touche LLP


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