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Alejandro Zavala Rosas

Alejandro Zavalais is a transfer pricing economist in Baker McKenzie’s Amsterdam office. Prior to joining the European transfer pricing team in 2015, he was part of the Firm's Mexican transfer pricing and valuation group, working for five years with multinational companies operating in Latin American countries and the US.

Amount B was introduced as a “fixed return” on “baseline marketing and distribution activities” in the October 2020 Blueprint of Pillar One, and was seen as a critical component of the Pillar One deal. Nevertheless, over the past two years, in respect of Pillar One developments, the focus of the OECD Inclusive Framework members has been primarily on Amount A. However, on 8 December 2022, the OECD finally released the long-awaited consultation document and hosted a webinar on the proposed design of Amount B, putting Amount B back into the international tax spotlight. The OECD has now requested input from stakeholders on the technical design of Amount B, with comments to be received no later than 25 January 2023.

Governments and central banks around the world are struggling to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economy. While certain governments may mitigate the crisis by doing whatever it takes, businesses are still required to operate and transact with their international affiliates at arm’s length as prescribed by…