On June 2 2020, the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACʘM) virtual meeting was held with the theme of "Responding to Covid-19: BRITACʘM Perspective". Wang Jun, Chair of the BRITACʘM Council and Commissioner of the State Taxation Administration of China (STA), attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Heads and representatives of tax administrations or finance departments from 36 jurisdictions and 7 international organizations, and 10 members of the Advisory Board attended the meeting to exchange views on fighting COVID-19 and BRITACʘM development, and reached broad consensus.
Wang Jun pointed out that the virus respects no borders, and that solidarity and cooperation is the global community's most effective weapon to defeat the virus. He also praised the joint efforts made by all Council Member Tax Administrations, Observers and otherstakeholders of the BRITACʘM to defeat the virus, and put forward proposals on further promoting the development of the BRITACʘM.
Taking this opportunity, Wang Daoshu, Executive Secretary of the BRITACʘM Secretariat and Chief Auditor of the STA, updated the BRITACʘM progress since the First BRITACOF and welcomed new joiners to join BRITACʘM family. Some representatives also share their valuable views and suggestions to the BRITACʘM developments.