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Tax administrations do not have access to the entire document trail within multinational companies todayThe Transparency Agreement can change this, on a sampling basis, so that tax administrations obtain the insight they needThe Transparency Agreement can be used by individual countries, or by groups of countries unilaterally
On of the most important incomes for the Sarayaku people is fishing. Photo: Fundación Pachamama The oil company CGC from Argentina and the army in Ecuador, have performed seismic surveys to find oil at the land of the Sarayaku people since 2002. They are looking for oil without asking the people that owns the land. PWYP Norway´s TRACE-participant Juan G. Auz has written a blog post about the situation for the Sarayaku people in Ecuador.   
Illustrasjon: David Parkins How do multinational companies avoid tax? You can learn more about the industry of tax avoidance at Kvarteret in Bergen Wednesday 11th of February. PWYP Norway is hosting the seminar together with SAIH Bergen.  
TRACE-participant Paula Vidal from Colombia asks question to Tonje Gormley during the TRACE-program in Oslo. Photo: Eline Helledal TRACE-participant Paula Andrea Vidal has interviewed Tulio Vargas from Internacional de Servicos Publicos about the challenges around tax-systems in the extractive industry sector in Colombia. He is also a TRACE-participant and tells how he wants to use the knowledge from the program in his home country. 
The polar bear disappears from Svalbard when the ice is melting. This picture is from Spitsbergen last summer. Photo: Allan Hopkins/flickr.com Move over, polar bear, we just moved the ice limit in the Barents sea, here comes Norwegian big oil. Maybe.
Edén García is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Christine Amdam In this video portait you will get to know TRACE-participant Edén García from Bolivia. 
Mariel Christina Aguilar Støen talked about elithes in Latin America. Photo: Ingvild Onstad Helle Transparent extractive industries which invest in social programs, are characterized by dealing with less social conflicts and thus tend to become more competitive.
On the occasion of The International Anti-Corruption Day we are hosting a breakfast seminar at Litteraturhuset in Oslo on the 9th of December together with UNDP Norway.
Andres Hernandez is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Andres Hernandez from Colombia.
Lourdes Escalante is a participant of TRACE 2014/2015. Photo: Eline Helledal In this video portrait you will get to know TRACE-participant Lourdes Escalante who works in Guatemala. 

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