News / Bulletins from the Executive Director of CATA, Duncan Onduru











36th Technical Conference & 13th General Meeting, Malacca, Malaysia, 15 - 20 November 2015.





The 2015 Conference

The Conference is declared open by the Minister of Finance II of Malaysia, Y.B Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Husni bin Mohamad Hanadzla.



2015 Conference and 13th General Meeting

Delegates to the General Meeting and Conference in Malacca are reminded that all of the supporting documents which are currently available may now be downloaded from the Members Area of this site.  These include the full work and social programmes, which may also be obtained on request from Country Representatives and Country Correspondents. 

On behalf of the Secretariat, the Executive Director extends all best wishes to both the delegates and the organising committee for a very successful and productive meeting. 


International Tax Debate: Commonwealth Finance Ministers urge greater participation

(Photo courtesy of The Commonwealth website) 

The Commonwealth Ministers of Finance meeting ended in the Peruvian capital of Lima with a renewed call for stronger Commonwealth presence in the contemporary international tax discourses. Coming on the heels of the UN meeting

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Residential phases of the CTAC and ALP end


The residential phase of the 2015 Commonwealth Tax Auditors Course and the Achieving Leadership Potential Course formally closed on 3 September with a reception in Marlborough House, London, addressed by the Second Permanent Secretary of HMRC, Mr Edward Troup.  Both courses will continue for a further period via internet training overseen by the Course Directors.

Address by Mr Troup         Address by Mr Onduru


Register now for this year's Conference in Malacca, Malaysia (15 - 20 November). N.b. the closing date is 30 September.

The online registration system for the Conference may now be accessed directly from the dedicated Conference web site.  To register, click on the following link to navigate to the Conference web site and then click on the button "Registration" in the sidebar of that site: conference web site.

A hyperlink to the online registration form may also be obtained on request from CATA Country Correspondents and Representatives.  

To book accommodation for the Conference, click on the next link to download: hotel booking form

Please note that the closing date for both registrations and hotel bookings is 30 September.  If you wish to attend it is therefore imperative that you make your registration and booking as quickly as possible. 

The Members Area of this (CATA) web site contains all documentation currently available for the Conference (including the first batch of the Country Background Papers) and will be updated regularly as further material is received.