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Top Trump Negotiator Talks Future of Global Tax Rules (Podcast)

Feb. 12, 2021, 9:45 AM

“In retrospect, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.”

Lafayette “Chip” Harter joined the Treasury Department in 2017 as deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs. He quickly became the Trump administration’s point person on negotiating with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which is trying to broker an international agreement to rewrite decades of global tax rules.

Having now left the government, Harter sat down with Bloomberg Tax reporter Isabel Gottlieb on the latest episode of our weekly podcast, Talking Tax. Harter discusses the current status of negotiations and previews how the Biden administration could influence the process.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick Ambrosio in Washington at pambrosio@bloombergtax.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Patrick Ambrosio at pambrosio@bloombergtax.com; Vandana Mathur at vmathur@bloombergtax.com

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