The creation of CREDAF
At the request of the French General Directorate of Taxes, the first two meetings took place in 1972 and 1978, in Paris gathering a dozen of countries from the Francophone area of Africa.
These two informal meetings allowed to measure the importance of experience sharing for the heads of tax administrations, in fields within their remit: application of tax legislation, organisation of services, staff formation or mutual support.
The 3rd meeting took place in Abidjan where it was decided to create an association, in order to give a permanent footing to these regular gatherings.
The constitutive act and statutes of Exchange and Research Centre for Leaders of Tax Administrations (CREDAF) were written in Yaoundé in 1982.
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, France, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Togo et Tunisia.