On 7 May 2020, the heads and focal points of all nine NTO member organisations (ATAF, ATAIC, CATA, CIAT, CREDAF, COTA, IOTA, PITAA, WATAF) and the Italian Guardia di Finanza participated in the 5th NTO Executive Council Meeting. Held online, the meeting was chaired by Marcio Verdi, Head of the NTO Council, and hosted and moderated by the ITC Secretariat.
In light of the impact and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, NTO members unanimously agreed to postpone the first NTO Technical Conference, which was scheduled to take place in October 2020 in Rome, Italy. Instead, the conference will take place in October 2021. Its preparation will be integrated in a series of activities linked to the theme of the conference, "tax and crime". A public webinar on this topic will be held in October 2020 (date TBC).
The Secretariats of the NTO member organisations will next meet on 29 June 2020 for an internal webinar on "Digitalisation and new ways of working". The sixth NTO Executive Council Meeting will be held on 6 July 2020.