Hickman also explained why publishing a company’s country-by-country report would be unhelpful and discussed why the OECD cannot make specific recommendations against patent boxes, despite not agreeing with the principle.
He expanded on Pascal Saint-Amans’ comments about the OECD’s attitude to patent boxes and discussed the nexus approach to these kinds of IP regimes.
The interview covers the further guidance on transfer pricing to be expected in 2016, where Hickman said the OECD has updated 60% to 70% of the transfer pricing guidelines so far. He said the next major addition to these guidelines will be financial transactions.
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