The birth of CREDAF
It was at the request of the French Directorate General of Taxes that the 1972 and 1978, in Paris, the first two meetings bringing together around ten countries from the French-speaking African zone.
The first two meetings, informal, made it possible to measure the importance of exchanges of experiences for those responsible for tax administrations in the areas falling within their competence: application of tax legislation, organization of services, staff training or, again, mutual assistance…
Their 3rd meeting took place in Abidjan where the wish was expressed to form an association, in order to give a permanent basis to these periodic gatherings.
The constitutive act and statutes of CREDAF were prepared in Yaoundé in 1982.
The founding countries
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo and Tunisia.