Latest Treaty Updates: Barbados


Treaty Update: Barbados - Cyprus

22/5/2017

Barbados and Cyprus signed a DTA on May 10, 2017.


Treaty Update: Italy - Barbados

11/5/2017

Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a law to ratify the DTA with Barbados on May 2, 2017.


Treaty Update: Ghana - Barbados

20/6/2016

Ghana and Barbados have signed a DTA, Barbados's inward investment agency said on June 9, 2016, noting that it is awaiting ratification.


Treaty Update: Poland - Barbados

25/5/2016

Poland and Barbados intend to negotiate a DTA, the Barbados Government said on May 19, 2016.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Greece

11/11/2015

Barbados and Greece discussed the possibility of signing a DTA on November 4, 2015.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Slovakia

10/11/2015

Barbados and Slovakia signed a DTA on October 28, 2015.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Italy

2/9/2015

Barbados and Italy signed a DTA on August 24, 2015.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Cyprus

19/8/2015

The Barbados Government has announced that it will soon begin DTA negotiations with Cyprus.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Italy

19/8/2015

The Barbados Government said on August 10, 2015, that it expects to soon sign a DTA with Italy.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Korea, South

30/7/2015

During a recent meeting by the Korean Ambassador-Designate to Barbados, Doo-Young Lee, Barbados expressed an interest in launching DTA negotiations with South Korea.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Cyprus

12/3/2015

Barbados and Cyprus are engaged in negotiations towards a DTA, the Barbados Government confirmed on March 2, 2015.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Israel

24/2/2015

Barbados and Israel are engaged in negotiations towards the conclusion of a DTA, it was confirmed at a meeting on January 22, 2015.


Treaty Update: South Africa - Barbados

20/2/2015

A notice was published in the South Africa official gazette on February 17, 2015, reporting that the TIEA with Barbados entered into force on January 19, 2015.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Rwanda

6/1/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Barbados signed a DTA with Rwanda on December 22, 2014.


Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Barbados

30/9/2014

United Arab Emirates signed a DTA with Barbados on September 24, 2014.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Japan

13/8/2014

Barbados and Japan have committed to continue negotiations towards a DTA, the Barbados Government confirmed on August 6, 2014.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Brazil

23/6/2014

Barbados is seeking DTA negotiations with Brazil to enhance economic ties, Barbados's Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, said on June 16, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Barbados

19/5/2014

The DTA between Barbados and Singapore entered into force on April 25, 2014.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Canada

10/1/2014

The Barbados Government on January 7, 2014, confirmed that the DTA Protocol signed with Canada has become effective.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Singapore

18/7/2013

Barbados and Singapore signed a DTA on July 15, 2013.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Barbados

9/7/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Bahrain completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA the nation signed with Barbados on July 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Barbados

8/5/2013

Bahrain's upper house of parliament, the Shura Council, approved a law to ratify the DTA signed with Barbados on May 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Barbados

11/2/2013

According to Bahrain's state news agency, Bahrain's Cabinet on January 20, 2013, approved the Bahrain-Barbados DTA and decided to forward to it the National Assembly for its approval.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Barbados

18/1/2013

The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has recently confirmed that the new DTA between the UK and Barbados, to replace the existing DTA signed in 1970, entered into force on December 19, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Sweden

16/1/2013

The Protocol to the Barbados-Sweden DTA entered into force on December 12, 2012, the Barbados government confirmed on January 14, 2013.


Treaty Update: San Marino - Barbados

28/12/2012

According to the government of Barbados, Barbados and San Marino signed a DTA on December 14, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Bahrain

6/12/2012

According to the Bahrain News Agency, Barbados and Bahrain signed a DTA on December 3, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Slovakia

25/7/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Slovakia and Barbados initialled a DTA on July 19, 2012.


Treaty Update: Czech Republic - Barbados

9/7/2012

The Czech Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the double tax agreement between the Czech Republic and Barbados, entered into force on June 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Norway

14/6/2012

According to the government of Norway, the DTA Protocol signed between Barbados and Norway entered into force on June 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Barbados

27/4/2012

The United Kingdom and Barbados signed a revised DTA during the UK Minister for the Caribbean's visit to the Caribbean region, which began on April 25, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Various

8/11/2011

Barbados signed protocols with Sweden, Norway and Finland on November 4, 2011, to include information exchange provisions in their existing bilateral DTAs which meet international standards in terms of transparency and tax information exchange.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Various

8/11/2011

According to the OECD, Barbados signed three new TIEAs, with Greenland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands, on November 3, 2011.


Treaty Update: Czech Republic - Barbados

31/10/2011

The Barbados government announced on October 27, 2011, the signing of a DTA between Barbados and the Czech Republic.


Treaty Update: Luxembourg - Barbados

4/10/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Luxembourg and Barbados has entered into force and will be generally effective from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Spain

13/9/2011

According to the government of Barbados, the DTA between Barbados and Spain, signed on December 1, 2010, has been ratified and will enter into force on October 14, 2011.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Spain

24/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Spain and Barbados on December 1, 2010, and ratified on May 25, 2011, is to enter into force on October 14, 2011.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Finland

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Finland.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Norway

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Norway.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Sweden

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Sweden.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Iceland

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a tax treaty with Iceland.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Denmark

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with Denmark.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Faroe Islands

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with the Faroe Islands.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Greenland

5/7/2011

According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with Greenland.


Treaty Update: Spain - Barbados

3/6/2011

Spain ratified




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Barbados And Cyprus To Negotiate DTA 9/3/2015
Barbados and Cyprus have announced that they are to begin negotiating a double taxation agreement to strengthen economic relations between the two territories.

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Singaporean DTA With Barbados In Force 28/4/2014
The double taxation agreement between Singapore and Barbados came into force on April 25, 2014, after the completion of ratification procedures by both sides.

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Barbados Expands DTA Network 17/1/2013
The Barbados government has recently confirmed that the Protocol to amend the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the territory and Sweden has entered into force, demonstrating it was said the territory's willingness to exchange tax information on request in line with international best standards.

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Barbados, San Marino Sign DTA 31/12/2012
Barbados has welcomed a new addition to its network of double tax agreements, following the signature of a new tax treaty with San Marino.

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Barbados Targets Improved Investment Environment 19/10/2012
The Barbados government is endeavouring to substantially improve the island's business environment to attract and retain investment, the territory's Minister for International Business, George Hutson, has told business leaders.

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Canada, Barbados Amend DTA 10/11/2011
Canada and Barbados have inked a protocol to their existing double tax agreement, designed to bring the treaty up to date with modern standards on the exchange of information.

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Barbados Welcomes Czech Double Tax Pact 28/10/2011
The Barbados government announced on October 27, 2011, the signing of a convention for the avoidance of double taxation with the Czech Republic.

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Barbados Initials Nordic Treaties 4/7/2011
Barbados has initialled tax information exchange agreements with three Nordic territories, initialled a tax treaty with Iceland, and added protocols to three existing tax treaties.

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Luxembourg Approves Multiple Tax Treaties 8/2/2011
During a recent meeting, Luxembourg’s governing council adopted the bill providing for the approval of bilateral tax agreements with Barbados and Panama, as well as for the approval of amendments to multiple existing bilateral tax treaties.

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Barbados Commits To Information Exchange 7/2/2011
The Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, has announced that in order to fully implement Barbados’s national policy on transparency and demonstrate its commitment to the G-20 endorsed standard on the exchange of information for tax purposes, the Government will amend the Barbados Income Tax Act.

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Barbados, Spain Sign DTA 27/9/2010
The Barbados government has announced the signing of a double tax agreement with Spain, which is expected to significantly bolster economic relations between the two countries, and consequently increase trade flows and bilateral investment.

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Panama Expands Tax Agreement Network 8/9/2010
Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela has flown to Europe to sign double taxation treaties with Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, and Luxembourg.

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Panama Pushes For White List Placement 18/8/2010
Panama’s Deputy Economy Minister, Frank De Lima has said that by the beginning of 2011 Panama should be placed on the OECD's white list of territories that have substantially implemented the internationally agreed standard for transparency and tax information exchange through the signing of comprehensive Double Tax Agreements.

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Panama Ratifies Barbados Tax Agreement 12/8/2010
The Panamanian government announced the ratification of three cooperation agreements on August 10.

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Panama To Sign DTA With Luxembourg 6/7/2010
The Panamanian government has finalized negotiations in Luxembourg ahead of the signing of a treaty to avoid double taxation between the two countries, announced deputy economy minister, Frank De Lima, who led the negotiating team for Panama.

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Panama, Barbados Initial DTA 24/6/2010
Meeting to discuss enhancing bilateral relations, Panama’s Vice President, Juan Carlos Varela and George Hutson, Barbados’s Minister of International Business, initialed the text of a convention for the avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income between the two countries.

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Barbados Eyes Larger DTA Network 5/4/2010
At the recent signing of the Barbados-Luxembourg Double Tax Agreement in London, Barbados Minister of International Business and International Transport, George Hutson, said that the continued expansion of the jurisdiction's tax treaty network is enhancing its reputation and attractiveness as a place to do business.

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Hong Kong Property Taxes Reviewed 16/3/2010
Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, made the traditional post-budget speech at the Joint Business Community Luncheon on March 12 and, in particular, reviewed the tax measures taken to increase the transaction cost of property speculation so as to reduce the risk of a property bubble being created.

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NZ Emissions 'Tax' Attacked 15/3/2010
The ACT New Zealand Party, a member of the country’s present coalition government, has continued its opposition to New Zealand’s new carbon emissions trading scheme, calling it a tax that will increase inflation in the economy.

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Orascom Loses Algerian Tax Appeal 12/3/2010
Egyptian telecom company, Orascom Telecom, has announced that its Algerian subsidiary, Orascom Telecom Algérie, has received a rejection to its appeal, made in December last year, against the notice for taxes and penalties it had received from the Algerian tax authorities the month previously.

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Switzerland, Slovakia Initial Revised DTA 12/3/2010
It has recently emerged that Switzerland and Slovakia have initialled a revised bilateral double taxation agreement, containing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard on tax information exchange.

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UK Budget To Hit The Rich 12/3/2010
Wealthy individuals may have less than two weeks to put plans in place to reduce the tax impact of the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, warns PKF Accountants and business advisers.

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Germany Approves Liechtenstein TIEA 15/3/2010
Germany’s Cabinet has recently approved a bill pertaining to the bilateral tax information exchange agreement with Liechtenstein.

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UAE Completes VAT Study 12/3/2010
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are inching closer to the introduction of a value-added tax.

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Malaysia Not Cancelling GST 12/3/2010
After a government meeting, Malaysia’s Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, has rejected any suggestion that the proposed introduction of a goods and services tax has been cancelled.

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