Latest Treaty Updates: Ethiopia


Treaty Update: Singapore - Ethiopia

6/9/2016

Singapore and Ethiopia signed on August 24 a double tax agreement.


Treaty Update: Ireland - Ethiopia

25/8/2016

The DTA between Ireland and Ethiopia entered into force on August 12, 2016.


Treaty Update: Cyprus - Ethiopia

5/2/2016

Cyprus ratified its DTA with Ethiopia on January 18, 2016.


Treaty Update: Cyprus - Ethiopia

25/1/2016

Cyprus and Ethiopia signed a DTA on December 30, 2015.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Switzerland

4/11/2015

The Ethiopian Government said on October 27, 2015, that the nation and Switzerland have agreed to expedite negotiations towards a DTA.


Treaty Update: Poland - Ethiopia

24/7/2015

Poland and Ethiopia signed a DTA on July 13, 2015.


Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Ethiopia

27/4/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia signed a DTA on April 12, 2015.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Ethiopia

20/4/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Singapore has expressed interest in launching DTA negotiations with Ethiopia.


Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Ethiopia

16/4/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia signed a DTA on April 13, 2015.


Treaty Update: Ireland - Ethiopia

10/11/2014

Ireland signed a DTA with Ethiopia on November 3, 2014.


Treaty Update: Kenya - Ethiopia

18/3/2014

Kenya and Ethiopia are negotiating a DTA, a statement posted on March 11, 2014, on the Kenyan President's website said.


Treaty Update: Sudan - Ethiopia

22/7/2013

The DTA signed between Ethiopia and Sudan was tabled before the Economic Development Committee of Sudan's Council of Ministers for its approval on July 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Portugal

29/5/2013

Ethiopia and Portugal signed a DTA on May 25, 2013, the Ethiopian Government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Qatar

17/4/2013

The Ethiopian Government confirmed the signing of a DTA with Qatar on April 11, 2013.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Ethiopia

26/3/2013

The UK-Ethiopia DTA will become effective in the UK from April 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: India - Ethiopia

12/3/2013

The DTA between India and Ethiopia will become effective in India from April 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Saudi Arabia

6/3/2013

Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia signed a DTA on February 28, 2013, the Ethiopian Government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Ethiopia

4/3/2013

The UK-Ethiopia DTA entered into force on February 21, 2013, following the completion of both nation's domestic ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Qatar

19/11/2012

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on November 6, 2012, that the government has agreed to finalize negotiation towards a DTA with Qatar.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Netherlands

15/8/2012

The Dutch government has announced that Ethiopia and the Netherlands signed a DTA on August 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: Seychelles - Ethiopia

24/7/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Seychelles and Ethiopia signed a DTA on July 14, 2012.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Various

29/6/2012

Ethiopia's House of People's Representatives ratified four DTAs with China, Egypt, India and Sudan on June 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Egypt - Ethiopia

23/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on May 21, 2012, the pending DTA between Egypt and Ethiopia was sent to Egypt's parliament for final approval.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Various

18/4/2012

Four DTAs concluded by Ethiopia, with India, China, Sudan and Egypt, were presented to the nation's legislative assembly, the House of Peoples' Representatives, on April 10, 2012, for approval.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Uganda

27/7/2011

The governments of Uganda and Ethiopia have signed a cooperation agreement, which commits both countries to the negotiation and signing of a double tax avoidance agreement.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Ethiopia

13/6/2011

In the UK, the DTA covers income tax, corporation tax, and capital gains tax. In Ethiopia, the DTA covers income and profit tax, and the tax on income from mining, petroleum and agricultural activities. The DTA provides rules on residence, permanent establishment, immovable property, business profits, shipping and air transport, associated enterprises, capital gains and pensions. The DTA also provides for mutual dispute procedures and the exchange of information. Dividend withholding tax will be limited in most cases to 10%, except in the case of dividends paid out of immovable property income by an investment vehicle, which distributes most of this income annually and when such income is exempt from tax, the rate is capped at 15%. Interest withholding tax is to be charged at a maximum of 5%. Governments, along with their political subdivisions, administrations and local authorities, are to be exempt, as are the central banks of both countries. Royalty withholding tax will be capped at 7.5%.


Treaty Update: India - Ethiopia

1/6/2011

The DTA provides that business profits will be taxable in the source state if the activities of an enterprise constitute a PE in that state. Profits of a construction, assembly or installation projects will be taxed in the source state if that project continues in the state for more than 183 days. The DTA also provides for the exchange of information. Dividend withholding tax will be charged at 7.5%. Interest, royalties and fees for technical services will be subject to a 10% withholding tax.


Treaty Update: India - Ethiopia

26/5/2011

MOU signed for the avoidance of double taxation, and to prevent tax evasion.




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