Latest Treaty Updates: Belarus


Treaty Update: Belarus - Hong Kong

20/1/2017

Hong Kong and Belarus signed a new DTA on January 16, 2017.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Pakistan

30/6/2016

According to preliminary media reports, Belarus Council of the Republic on June 14 ratified the DTA signed with Pakistan.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Kazakhstan

28/3/2016

Belarus and Kazakhstan signed a DTA Protocol on March 16, 2016.


Treaty Update: India - Belarus

21/1/2016

The Indian Income Tax Department announced on January 13, 2016, that the DTA Protocol with Belarus entered into force on November 19, 2015.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Austria

3/6/2015

Belarus's House of Representatives on May 6, 2015, endorsed legislation to ratify the DTA with Austria, the state news agency reported.


Treaty Update: Georgia - Belarus

4/5/2015

Georgia and Belarus signed a DTA on April 23, 2015.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Malaysia

25/3/2015

According to a report from Belarus's state news agency on March 17, 2015, Belarus and Malaysia have newly initialed a DTA.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Georgia

12/2/2015

At a meeting on February 2, 2015, Belarus and Georgia agreed to launch negotiations towards the conclusion of a DTA, Belarus's state news agency announced.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Austria

27/11/2014

Belarus signed a protocol to amend its DTA with Austria on November 24, 2014.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Ecuador

1/9/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Belarus and Ecuador held a first round of tax treaty negotiations over three days concluding on August 22, 2014.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Georgia

7/2/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Belarus's President on February 5, 2014, approved negotiations with Georgia towards a tax information exchange agreement.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Belarus

2/1/2014

Singapore has completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Belarus publishing The Income Tax (Singapore - Belarus) (Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement) Order 2013 in the territory's Official Gazette on December 27, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Sri Lanka

18/12/2013

Belarus on December 17, 2013, confirmed that it had completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Sri Lanka.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Singapore

5/12/2013

In a decision published in Belarus's Official Gazette on November 29, 2013, the nation's Constitutional Court has approved a law ratifying the TIEA signed with Singapore, endorsed earlier by the House of Representatives on November 15, 2013, as part of Belarus's domestic ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Various

26/11/2013

Belarus's lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives, on November 22, 2013, approved laws to ratify the DTAs signed with Laos and Bangladesh.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Various

18/11/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Belarus's parliamentary Budget and Finances Commission on November 8, 2013, endorsed draft laws that would ratify the DTAs signed with Bangladesh and Laos.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Various

29/10/2013

Belarus's lower house of parliament on October 24, 2013, endorsed a law that would ratify the DTAs the nation signed with Indonesia and Singapore.


Treaty Update: Sri Lanka - Belarus

28/8/2013

Sri Lanka and Belarus signed a DTA on August 26, 2013, following on from the completion of negotiations towards the pact on August 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Sri Lanka - Belarus

20/8/2013

Sri Lanka and Belarus concluded negotiations towards a DTA during five days of meetings concluding on August 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Laos

22/7/2013

Belarus and Laos signed a DTA on July 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Laos

3/7/2013

Belarus and Laos signed a DTA on July 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Belarus

26/3/2013

Belarus and Singapore signed a DTA on March 21, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Indonesia

22/3/2013

Belarus and Indonesia signed a DTA on March 19, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Singapore

6/3/2013

Belarus's President approved the signing of a new DTA with Singapore on March 4, 2013.


Treaty Update: Turkmenistan - Belarus

27/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports Turkmenistan and Belarus signed a Protocol to amend their existing 2001 DTA on November 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Belarus - India

21/11/2012

Belarus and India signed a DTA on November 14, 2012.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Turkmenistan

1/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Belarus's President, Aleksander Lukashenko approved a draft Protocol to amend the nation's DTA with Turkmenistan on October 25, 2012.




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