Vanuatu's Tax Situation Highlighted at International University Congress in Port Vila
On May 2 and 3, 2019, a large-scale international scientific event was held at the Farea Pacific Warwick Lagon Hotel on the theme "Which Tax System for Vanuatu? ".
This symposium was organized jointly by the Higher Education Directorate of the Vanuatu's Ministry of Education and Training and Dean Francis QUEROL of Toulouse 1 Capitole University who were able to count on the support of the University of New Caledonia and the French Embassy in Port Vila. This international event was honored by the presence of Prime Minister Hon. Charlot SALWAI, Minister of National Education Hon. Jean-Pierre NIRUA and the head of MALVATUMAURI. Twenty University experts (French, Australian, Fijian), senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and civil society actors (audit, accounting) discussed tax issues of interest to Vanuatu at the time of a taxation of income is in everyone's minds. The presentations took place in French, English and Bislama thanks to a simultaneous translation system. This scientific event, conceived as a laboratory of ideas, followed a theoretical, objective and realistic approach to Vanuatu's fiscal problems. It embraced a broad vision of taxation by first drawing up the "State of play" of the tax system Ni-Van, to question, subsequently, on such crucial issues as "Taxation and Insularity".
It also focused on understanding the implications of the trinomial "Taxation, Vanuatu and Globalization" to better understand the issues of "Tax reform Vanuatu" and consider what could be "post-reform".
A publication of the conference proceedings will take place soon.
You can see and download the programm below :