Latest Treaty Updates: Israel


Treaty Update: Azerbaijan - Israel

14/4/2017

Azerbaijan's parliament on April 7, 2017, approved a DTA with Israel.


Treaty Update: Canada - Israel

29/9/2016

Canada and Israel signed a DTA on September 21, 2016.


Treaty Update: Australia - Israel

30/9/2015

The Australian Government announced on September 17, 2015, that it intends to launch DTA negotiations with Israel.


Treaty Update: Australia - Israel

6/5/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Australia is seeking to launch negotiations with Israel towards the conclusion of a DTA.


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: Armenia - Israel

9/12/2014

Armenia initialed a DTA with Israel following negotiations that lasted from November 10 to 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Germany - Israel

25/8/2014

The signing of a DTA between Germany and Israel was completed on August 21, 2014.


Treaty Update: Israel - Luxembourg

12/3/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Israel and Luxembourg signed a DTA on March 11, 2014.


Treaty Update: Israel - Azerbaijan

17/2/2014

Israel and Azerbaijan are to launch negotiations towards a DTA, it was confirmed on February 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Malta - Israel

27/11/2013

Malta on October 25, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Israel, publishing legal notice 343 of 2013 in its Official Gazette.


Treaty Update: Israel - Azerbaijan

30/9/2013

Israel and Azerbaijan have agreed to sign a DTA in December, Israeli Ambassador to Azerbaijan Rafael Harpaz announced on September 24, 2013.


Treaty Update: Israel - Canada

18/1/2013

Israel and Canada have commenced negotiations towards a revised DTA to replace the existing DTA signed in 1976, Israel's Ministry of Finance confirmed on December 24, 2012.


Treaty Update: Panama - Israel

13/11/2012

Panama and Israel signed a DTA on November 8, 2012.


Treaty Update: Israel - Macedonia

17/9/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Macedonia confirmed on September 10, 2012, that it has agreed to begin DTA negotiations with Israel.


Treaty Update: Israel - Various

5/1/2012

Israel's Minister for Finance on January 1, 2012, signed two Orders giving immedidate effect to the pending DTAs between Israel and Georgia, and Israel and Denmark.


Treaty Update: Georgia - Israel

4/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Israel on December 6, 2011, ratified the pending DTA it signed with Georgia on May 12, 2011.


Treaty Update: Canada - Israel

7/12/2011

The Canadian Ministry of Finance announced on December 2 that negotiations to update the existing DTA between Canada and Israel will commence on January 9, 2011.


Treaty Update: Israel - Panama

16/8/2011

The Israeli Ministry of Finance announced on August 14, 2011 the initialling of a DTA with Panama. The includes exchange of information provisions to the OECD standard.


Treaty Update: Malta - Israel

1/8/2011

The Maltese Foreign Ministry has announced that a DTA between Malta and Israel was signed on July 29, 2011.


Treaty Update: Israel - Panama

29/7/2011

The governments of Panama and Israel have launched the second round of negotiations towards a DTA, the Panamanian Ministry of Finance confirmed on July 25, 2011.


Treaty Update: Panama - Israel

8/7/2011

Israel and Panama will hold the second round of negotiations towards the signing of a Double Tax Agreement before the end of July, the Panamanian government confirmed on July 5, 2011.




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