Latest Treaty Updates: Japan


Treaty Update: Russia - Japan

9/6/2017

The Russian Government has announced that it intends to soon sign a DTA with Japan.


Treaty Update: Japan - Iceland

7/6/2017

Japan announced on May 29, 2017, that it had reached a DTA in principle with Iceland.


Treaty Update: Japan - Denmark

22/5/2017

Japan announced that it had concluded DTA negotiations with Denmark on May 15.


Treaty Update: Latvia - Japan

21/4/2017

The Latvia-Japan DTA entered into force on March 30, 2017.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Japan

26/10/2016

Singapore and Japan have agreed to automatically exchange financial account information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.


Treaty Update: Japan - Slovenia

12/10/2016

Japan and Slovenia have signed a DTA, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on September 30.


Treaty Update: Japan - India

12/10/2016

The Protocol to the double tax agreement between Japan and India entered into force on September 29.


Treaty Update: Japan - Panama

12/9/2016

On August 25, 2016, Japan signed a TIEA with Panama.


Treaty Update: Japan - Panama

6/9/2016

On August 25, 2016, Japan and Panama signed a TIEA.


Treaty Update: Japan - Argentina

1/8/2016

Japan and Argentina discussed beginning double tax agreement negotiations, Argentina's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on July 15, 2016.


Treaty Update: Taiwan - Japan

29/6/2016

The Taiwan-Japan DTA signed in November 2015 entered into force on June 13.


Treaty Update: Japan - Latvia

27/6/2016

Japan and Latvia have begun DTA negotiations, the Japanese Finance Ministry said on June 21.


Treaty Update: Japan - Panama

26/5/2016

Japan's Ministry of Finance on May 23, 2016, announced that it had agreed a TIEA in principle with Panama.


Treaty Update: Ghana - Japan

25/5/2016

Ghana and Japan have decided to launch negotiations towards a DTA.


Treaty Update: Japan - Germany

27/12/2015

Japan and Germany signed a DTA on December 17, 2015.


Treaty Update: India - Japan

23/12/2015

India and Japan signed a DTA Protocol on December 11, 2015.


Treaty Update: India - Japan

14/12/2015

India's Cabinet on December 2, 2015, approved the signing and ratification of a DTA Protocol with Japan.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Japan

11/12/2015

The Qatar-Japan DTA will enter into force on December 30, 2015, Japan's Ministry of Finance announced.


Treaty Update: Japan - Taiwan

7/12/2015

Japan and Taiwan signed a DTA on November 26, 2015.


Treaty Update: Chile - Japan

29/10/2015

Chile and Japan have agreed the wording for a new DTA, it was announced on October 19, 2015.


Treaty Update: Japan - Chile

26/10/2015

Japan announced that it completed negotiations with Chile on a DTA on October 19, 2015.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Kingdom

14/8/2015

Through an exchange of notes on July 22, 2015, Japan and the United Kingdom agreed that their DTA will become effective from April 1, 2016, in both the UK and Japan, and from April 6, 2016, for UK income tax or capital gains.


Treaty Update: Japan - Germany

27/7/2015

Japan's Ministry of Finance on July 16, 2015, announced that it has agreed a DTA in principle with Germany.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Japan

10/7/2015

Hong Kong and Japan completed the exchange of instruments of ratification on July 6, 2015, bringing the DTA into force.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Japan

8/6/2015

Hong Kong gazetted an Order on May 15, 2015, to ratify the TIEA signed with Japan.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

22/4/2015

New Zealand on April 13, 2015, enacted legislation to terminate the 1963 DTA with Japan, effective from April 28, 2015.


Treaty Update: Japan - Qatar

27/2/2015

Japan signed a DTA with Qatar on February 20, 2015.


Treaty Update: Japan - Hong Kong

8/1/2015

Japan and Hong Kong exchanged diplomatic notes on December 10, 2014, to amend the scope of the tax information exchange provisions in their existing DTA. The amendment is subject to the two territories' normal domestic ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Japan

5/12/2014

The DTA between the United Kingdom and Japan will enter into force on December 12, 2014.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Japan

18/11/2014

The DTA protocol signed between the United Kingdom and Japan will enter into force on December 12, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - Sweden

18/9/2014

The DTA protocol between Japan and Sweden was ratified on September 12, 2014, and will enter into force on October 12, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - British Virgin Islands

17/9/2014

The TEI signed between Japan and the British Virgin Islands will become effective from October 11, 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: Latvia - Japan

18/7/2014

Latvia requested the launch of DTA negotiations with Japan during a meeting on July 14, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - British Virgin Islands

24/6/2014

Japan and the British Virgin Islands signed a tax information exchange agreement on June 19, 2014.


Treaty Update: Oman - Japan

22/5/2014

Oman on May 20, 2014, ratified a DTA with Japan.


Treaty Update: Japan - Macau

2/5/2014

The TIEA between Japan and Macau will enter into force on May 22, 2014.


Treaty Update: Macau - Japan

9/4/2014

Macau completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the tax information exchange agreement signed with Japan on April 8, 2014, publishing notice 10/2014 in its Official Gazette.


Treaty Update: Japan - Macau

31/3/2014

Japan and Macau signed a tax information exchange agreement on March 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - Sweden

27/1/2014

The Policy Research Institute of Japan's Finance Ministry has confirmed that a DTA Protocol was signed between Japan and Sweden on December 5, 2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Oman

13/1/2014

Japan and Oman signed a DTA on January 9, 2014.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

30/12/2013

The DTA signed between New Zealand and Japan on December 10, 2012, will become effective in New Zealand, for withholding taxes from January 1, 2014, and for income taxes for income years beginning on or after April 1, 2014. The agreement will be effective in Japan for all taxes from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Kingdom

19/12/2013

Japan and the United Kingdom on December 17, 2013, signed a DTA Protocol.


Treaty Update: Macau - Japan

5/12/2013

Macau on November 22, 2013, authorized the signing of a TIEA with Japan.


Treaty Update: Japan - Belgium

2/12/2013

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed the completion of the nation and Belgium's domestic ratification procedures to bring the DTA Protocol the two nations signed in January 2010 into force from December 27, 2013. The revised agreement will be effective in Japan from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Belgium - Japan

25/11/2013

Belgium's lower house of parliament, the House of Representatives, on November 20, 2013, endorsed a draft law to ratify the DTA Protocol signed with Japan on January 26, 2010.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

27/9/2013

New Zealand and Japan completed their domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed to replace their existing pact. The agreement will be effective from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Japan

21/8/2013

Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures with respect to the DTA the nation signed with Japan, publishing a Notice in its Official Gazette on August 16, 2013.


Treaty Update: Jersey - Japan

5/8/2013

The TIEA signed between Jersey and Japan will enter into force on August 30, 2013, following an exchange of diplomatic notes completing both nations' domestic ratification procedures on July 31, 2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Guernsey

26/7/2013

The Japanese Ministry of Finance on July 24, 2013, announced the completion of its domestic ratification prcoedures in respect of the DTA the nation signed with Guernsey. The agreement will enter into force on August 23, 2013, and will be effective from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Belgium - Japan

11/7/2013

Belgium's Council of Ministers on July 5, 2013, approved a draft Protocol signed with Japan to amend their 1968 DTA.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

2/7/2013

Japan on June 28, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed on December 19, 2011, with Portugal, allowing for the agreement to enter into immediate force. The agreement will be effective in Japan from January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Japan - Samoa

11/6/2013

The Japanese Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the nation and Samoa completed their domestic ratification procedures on June 6, 2013, in respect of the TIEA signed on June 4, 2013, and the agreement will enter into force on July 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Sweden

11/6/2013

The Japanese Ministry of Finance on June 10, 2013, announced that it had agreed a draft Protocol to its 1983 DTA with Sweden.


Treaty Update: Japan - Samoa

6/6/2013

Japan and Samoa signed a TIEA on June 4, 2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Sweden

22/5/2013

Japan and Sweden began three-day negotiations towards the conclusion of a Protocol to the two nation's once-amended 1983 DTA on May 21, 2013.


Treaty Update: Kuwait - Japan

20/5/2013

Japan and Kuwait exchanged diplomatic notes on May 15, 2013, to complete their ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed on February 17, 2010.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Arab Emirates

7/5/2013

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, signed a DTA with the United Arab Emirates during a two-day visit concluding on May 2, 2013.


Treaty Update: Japan - Various

29/4/2013

The Japanese Ministry of Finance announced on April 25, 2013, that it had agreed in principle to tax information exchange agreements with Macau and the British Virgin Islands.


Treaty Update: Japan - British Virgin Islands

18/4/2013

Japan and the British Virgin Islands commenced two-day negotiations towards a Tax Information Exchange Agreement on April 18, 2013.


Treaty Update: Peru - Japan

17/4/2013

Peru and Japan have agreed to launch negotiations towards a DTA, the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

10/4/2013

New Zealand is seeking to renegotiate its DTA with Japan, according to New Zealand parliamentary documents.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Kingdom

26/3/2013

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on March 21, 2013, that it had agreed the draft text of a Protocol to amend the nation's DTA with the United Kingdom.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Kingdom

12/3/2013

The Japanese Government has confirmed that it will commence negotiations with the United Kingdom on March 12-13, 2013, to revise or replace the nations' 2006 DTA.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

1/3/2013

The DTA signed between Japan and New Zealand was forwarded to New Zealand's parliamentary committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on February 22, 2013, for its approval.


Treaty Update: Japan - United States

28/1/2013

The United States and Japan signed a DTA Protocol on January 24, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

16/1/2013

The TIEA between Liechtenstein and Japan entered into force on December 29, 2012, the Liechtenstein government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Japan - New Zealand

11/12/2012

According to the Japanese Ministry of Finance, Japan and New Zealand signed a DTA on December 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

3/12/2012

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the Liechtenstein-Japan TIEA will enter into force on December 29, 2012, following the completion of Liechtenstein's domestic ratification procedures, notified to Japanese authorities on November 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - United Arab Emirates

19/10/2012

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Trade on October 18, 2012, confirmed the signing of a DTA between the UAE and Japan.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

3/10/2012

Liechtenstein's Parliament on September 20, 2012, ratified the pending TIEA signed with Japan.


Treaty Update: Japan - Samoa

6/9/2012

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on September 4, 2012, that it had reached an agreement in principle with Samoa on the text of a bilateral TIEA.


Treaty Update: Netherlands - Japan

30/8/2012

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that both the Netherlands and Japan have now concluded their respective domestic ratification procedures to allow for entry into force of the Protocol signed between the two nations to amend their 2010 DTA.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

9/7/2012

The government of Liechtenstein has announced that Japan and Liechtenstein signed a TIEA on July 5, 2012.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

3/7/2012

New Zealand and Japan have agreed in principle to update their existing bilateral DTA, the New Zealand government announced on June 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - United States

22/6/2012

The Japanese Ministry of Finance on June 15, 2012, announced that an agreement in principle has been reached with the United States on a draft protocol to their bilateral DTA.


Treaty Update: New Zealand - Japan

22/6/2012

New Zealand and Japan held the first round of negotiations on June 18 towards revising the DTA in place between the two countries.


Treaty Update: India - Japan

30/5/2012

The Indian government on May 24, 2012, published a notification announcing the entry into force of an amendment to the DTA between India and Japan. The revised provisions became effective on April 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Japan

6/4/2012

Hong Kong and Japan on March 31, 2012, exchanged diplomatic notes to ratify the pending DTA the two countries signed on November 9, 2010.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

22/3/2012

Liechtenstein and Japan have agreed upon a draft TIEA, the Japanese Ministry of Finance announced on March 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

16/3/2012

The government of Liechtenstein has announced that a TIEA between Liechtenstein and Japan was initialled on March 13, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Germany

16/1/2012

According to Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and Germany concluded a first round of negotiations towards a revised DTA on December 14, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

21/12/2011

According to Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a DTA between Japan and Portugal was signed on December 19, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

13/12/2011

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on December 12 that an agreement in principle has been reached by negotiators on a DTA between Japan and Portugal.


Treaty Update: Japan - Netherlands

12/12/2011

The Netherlands Ministry of Finance has confirmed that a new DTA between the Netherlands and Japan has been ratified following the exchange of official notes on December 1. The DTA will become effective from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Various

7/12/2011

The Japanese Ministry of Finance announced on December 1 that following the conclusion of the respective governments' ratification procedures, protocols to DTAs signed between Japan and Luxembourg and Japan and Switzerland, to include tax information exchange provisions, will both enter into force on December 30, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Jersey

6/12/2011

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that a TIEA between Japan and Jersey was on December 2, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Netherlands

1/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Japan and the Netherlands on August 25, 2010, entered into force on November 29, 2011.


Treaty Update: Cayman Islands - Japan

20/10/2011

The TIEA signed on February 7, 2011, between the Cayman Islands and Japan will enter into force on November 13, 2011, according to information from the Cayman Islands Tax Information Authority.


Treaty Update: Japan - Bahamas

25/8/2011

The TIEA between Japan and the Bahamas enters into force on August 25, 2011, according to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Japan

16/8/2011

The government of Hong Kong has announced the entry into force of the DTA with Japan signed on November 9, 2010. Following ratification by both parties, the agreement entered into force on August 14, 2011, and will have effect in Hong Kong for fiscal years from April 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Japan

4/8/2011

The Isle of Man government has announced the ratification of the TIEA signed with Japan on June 21, 2011. The agreement will enter into force on September 1, 2011, and become effective in Japan from January 1, 2012, and in the Isle of Man from April 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Bahamas

28/7/2011

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that on July 25, 2011 Japan and the Bahamas exchanged notes for the entry into force of their TIEA. The TIEA will enter into force on August 25, 2011. The TIEA also provides for tax exemption with respect to certain individual income, including pensions. The TIEA was signed on January 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Saudi Arabia

26/7/2011

On July 17, 2011, Japan informed the government of Saudi Arabia that all internal procedures bringing the bilateral DTA signed on November 15, 2010, into force, had been completed. The DTA will enter into force on September 1, 2011.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Japan

23/6/2011

According to a Portuguese Finance Ministry release, dated June 20, 2011, Portugal and Japan have concluded negotiations on a DTA. The government hopes to sign an agreement by the end of 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Isle of Man

23/6/2011

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, a TIEA with the Isle of Man was signed on June 21, 2011. The agreement will enter into force 13 days after the governments provide notification that it has been ratified.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

22/6/2011

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, negotiations were held from June 20-21, 2011.


Treaty Update: Japan - Portugal

22/6/2011

According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, negotiations were held from June 20-21, 2011.


Treaty Update: United States - Japan

8/6/2011

The first formal negotiations on altering the 2004 DTA took place between June 8-10. The intention is to bring the DTA into line with the current US and Japanese tax treaty policies.


Treaty Update: Cayman Islands - Japan

2/6/2011

The terms of this TIEA include provisions for pensioners, students, government employees and residents of Japan, in that they will not be subject to double taxation.




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