Latest Treaty Updates: Qatar


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Qatar

4/10/2016

Ecuador's National Assembly on September 22, 2016, approved a DTA with Qatar.


Treaty Update: Nigeria - Qatar

8/3/2016

Nigeria and Qatar signed a DTA On February 28, 2016.


Treaty Update: South Africa - Qatar

22/2/2016

South Africa completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA with Qatar on February 11, 2016, publishing the text of the agreement in the Official Gazette.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Turkey

29/1/2016

Qatar and Turkey initialed a DTA on January 21, 2016.


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: Qatar - Latvia

6/11/2015

Qatar ratified the pending DTA with Latvia on October 27, 2015.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Spain

18/9/2015

Qatar and Spain signed a DTA on September 10, 2015.


Treaty Update: Iraq - Qatar

14/8/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Iraq's Council of Ministers approved the negotiation and signing of a draft DTA with Qatar on July 21.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Kenya

5/6/2015

Qatar completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA with Kenya.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Ecuador

27/4/2015

Qatar on April 14, 2015, ratified the pending DTA it signed with Ecuador.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Belgium

1/4/2015

Qatar and Belgium signed a DTA on March 22, 2015.


Treaty Update: Japan - Qatar

27/2/2015

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


Treaty Update: Qatar - Bangladesh

16/2/2015

Qatar's Cabinet ratified the pending DTA between Qatar and Bangladesh at its meeting on February 4, 2015.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Qatar

13/2/2015

Kazakhstan completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Qatar, on January 30, 2015.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Bangladesh

10/2/2015

Qatar's Cabinet ratified the pending DTA between Qatar and Bangladesh at its meeting on February 4, 2015.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Qatar

3/2/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Kazakhstan ratified the DTA it signed with Qatar on January 30, 2015.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Qatar

9/1/2015

Kazakhstan's lower house of Parliament approved the DTA signed with Qatar on December 24, 2014.


Treaty Update: Gambia - Qatar

24/11/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Gambia signed a DTA with Qatar on November 18, 2014.


Treaty Update: Latvia - Qatar

1/10/2014

Latvia signed a DTA with Qatar on September 26, 2014.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Kenya

22/7/2014

Qatar's Cabinet on July 16, 2014, approved a law to ratify the DTA with Kenya.


Treaty Update: Ukraine - Qatar

21/3/2014

According to preliminary media reports, at a meeting on March 18, 2014, Ukraine and Qatar agreed to soon conclude negotiations towards a DTA.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Kazakhstan

28/1/2014

Kazakhstan and Qatar signed a DTA and an accompanying Protocol on January 19, 2014.


Treaty Update: Morocco - Qatar

2/1/2014

Morocco and Qatar signed a DTA on December 24, 2013.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Qatar

1/1/2014

The DTA signed between Hong Kong and Qatar entered into force on December 31, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Ecuador

1/1/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar's Government on December 25, 2013, approved the signing of a draft DTA with Ecuador.


Treaty Update: Ireland - Qatar

18/12/2013

The DTA between Ireland and Qatar entered into force on December 13, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Spain

26/11/2013

Qatar's Cabinet on November 20, 2013, approved for signature a draft DTA with Spain.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Hong Kong

24/9/2013

Qatar on September 18, 2013, ratified the DTA signed with Hong Kong.


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Qatar

10/9/2013

Ecuador and Qatar concluded a second round of negotiations on September 2, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

4/9/2013

Qatar's state news agency has reported that the nation's Cabinet on August 28, 2013, approved draft TIEAs with Denmark, Sweden, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Qatar

26/7/2013

The DTA signed between Guernsey and Qatar entered into force on July 11, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Fiji

25/6/2013

Qatar and Fiji signed a DTA on June 17, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Malaysia

6/6/2013

Qatari Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani endorsed Decree No 26 of 2013 on June 3, 2013, ratifying the Protocol to the nation's DTA with Malaysia signed on February 16, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

3/6/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar signed four Tax Information Exchange Agreements with Denmark, Greenland, Sweden and the Faroe Islands on May 29, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ukraine - Qatar

16/5/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the Ukrainian Government approved a draft DTA with Qatar on May 13, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Thailand

16/5/2013

According to preliminary media reports, representatives from Qatar and Thailand held five-day negotiations towards a DTA, concluding on May 10, 2013.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Qatar

15/5/2013

Hong Kong and Qatar signed a comprehensive DTA on May 13, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ethiopia - Qatar

17/4/2013

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


Treaty Update: Qatar - South Africa

11/4/2013

Qatari Sultan Qaboos bin Said on April 9, 2013 ratified the pending DTA Protocol the nation signed with South Africa.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Qatar

4/4/2013

The Guernsey Government on April 2, 2013, announced the signing of a DTA with Qatar.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Peru

27/3/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Peru and Qatar concluded four-day negotiations towards a DTA on March 21, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Mexico

19/3/2013

The Qatar-Mexico DTA will enter into force on March 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Peru - Qatar

20/2/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Peru and Qatar agreed to commence negotiations towards a DTA on March 21, 2013.


Treaty Update: Lithuania - Qatar

28/1/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Lithuania and Qatar initialed a DTA on January 24, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Qatar

24/1/2013

Ecuador's Ministry for Foreign Affairs said that it expects to sign a new DTA with Qatar on February 15, 2013, follow two-day meetings that concluded on January 17, 2013.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Cayman Islands

31/12/2012

Qatar's state news agency has announced that Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani approved the draft TIEA agreed between Qatar and the Cayman Islands on October 26, 2012, on December 23, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

11/12/2012

Qatar's Cabinet on December 6, 2012, approved draft DTAs between Qatar and Ukraine, and Qatar and Montenegro.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

4/12/2012

Qatar's Cabinet on November 28, 2012 approved draft DTAs with Fiji and Barbados.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

28/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar's new DTAs with Jersey and the Isle of Man entered into force on November 22, 2012, and November 15, 2012, respectively.


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: Cayman Islands - Qatar

31/10/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Cayman Islands and Qatar signed a TIEA on October 26, 2012.


Treaty Update: Egypt - Qatar

23/10/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Egypt and Qatar concluded the second round of DTA negotiations on October 18, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Albania

18/10/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on October 15, 2012, Qatar ratified the DTA signed with Albania on October 18, 2011.


Treaty Update: Lithuania - Qatar

24/9/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Lithuania's President on September 7, 2012, authorized the signing of a DTA between Lithuania and Qatar.


Treaty Update: Fiji - Qatar

17/9/2012

Fiji and Qatar signed a DTA during meetings that concluded on September 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Lithuania - Qatar

17/8/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance has announced that the nation intends to commence negotiation towards a DTA with Qatar.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Kyrgyzstan

15/8/2012

At its meeting on August 8, 2012, Qatar's Cabinet approved the draft DTA Qatar agreed with Kyrgyzstan.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Mauritania

15/8/2012

Qatar's Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani on August 7, 2012, ratified the the DTA signed between Qatar and Mauritania.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Montenegro

16/7/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar and Montenegro on July 10, 2012, concluded three-days of talks towards the conclusion of a DTA.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Ireland

25/6/2012

Qatar's Ministry of Finance has revealed that Qatar and Ireland signed a DTA on June 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Ireland

12/6/2012

Qatar's Cabinet approved a draft DTA and an accompanying Protocol signed between Qatar and Ireland on June 7, 2012.


Treaty Update: Kyrgyzstan - Qatar

8/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar initialled a DTA on June 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Mexico

16/5/2012

According to the Mexican government, Mexico and Qatar signed a DTA on May 14, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bermuda - Qatar

14/5/2012

The Bermuda government has confirmed the signing of a DTA between Bermuda and Qatar, which took place on May 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Isle of Man

9/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Isle of Man and Qatar signed a DTA on May 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Jersey

17/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar's Cabinet on April 4, 2012, approved a law that would ratify the draft income tax treaty recently signed between Qatar and Jersey.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Ukraine

4/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Ukraine and Qatar began three-day discussions on March 26, 2012, towards the conclusion of a bilateral DTA.


Treaty Update: Jersey - Qatar

16/3/2012

The Jersey government has announced that the territory will sign a DTA with Qatar during a four-day visit by a Jersey government delegation to begin on March 17, 2012.


Treaty Update: Gambia - Qatar

9/3/2012

The Gambian government on March 7, 2012, confirmed the signing of a DTA with Qatar.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Hungary

2/3/2012

According to the Qatar new agency, on February 27 Sheikh Hamd bin Khalifa Al Thani approved the draft DTA concluded with Hungary on January 18, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Bermuda

31/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Qatar's Prime Minister on January 25, 2012, approved a draft DTA between Qatar and Bermuda for signature.


Treaty Update: Hungary - Qatar

23/1/2012

A DTA between Hungary and Qatar was signed on January 19, 2012.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Brunei

20/1/2012

A DTA between Qatar and Brunei was signed on January 17, 2012 during the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani's state visit to Brunei.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Qatar

16/1/2012

Qatar's Cabinet on January 11, 2012, approved a draft DTA agreement with the Isle of Man.


Treaty Update: Ireland - Qatar

21/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Ireland and Qatar initialled a DTA on December 16, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Albania

20/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Albania-Qatar DTA, signed in October 2011, was ratified by Qatar on December 13, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Portugal

16/12/2011

According to the Portuguese Ministry of Finance, a DTA between Qatar and Portugal was signed on December 12, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Guernsey

14/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the governments of Guernsey and Qatar initialled a DTA on December 9, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Mexico

4/11/2011

Qatar's Cabinet approved a draft DTA between Qatar and Mexico at its meeting on November 2, 2011.


Treaty Update: Albania - Qatar

21/10/2011

A DTA between Albania and Qatar was signed on October 18 in the Albanian capital, Tirana.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Various

17/10/2011

Qatar's Council of Ministers on October 12, 2011, approved draft DTAs between Qatar and Portugal, and Qatar and Albania.


Treaty Update: Albania - Qatar

27/9/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the text of a DTA between Qatar and Albania was agreed and initialled by both governments on September 22, 2011.


Treaty Update: Austria - Qatar

11/8/2011

According to information available on the Austrian Parliament's web portal, the pending DTA, and an accompanying protocol to provide for tax information exchange, between Austria and Qatar, was ratified by Austria's parliament on July 21, 2011.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Qatar

11/8/2011

A protocol to the treaty between the UK and Qatar entered into force on July 27, 2011. The protocol was signed on October 20, 2010 and has effect from January 1, 2011 for taxes withheld at source.


Treaty Update: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Qatar

10/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, on July 27, 2011, the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the DTA with Qatar, signed on July 21, 2010.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Qatar

18/7/2011

The UK issued on July 13 the Double Taxation Relief (Qatar) Order 2011 which will give legislative effect to the Protocol signed on October 20, 2010. Once it enters into force, the Protocol will apply retroactively from January 1, 2011.


Treaty Update: Qatar - Malaysia

13/6/2011

Ratified by Qatar. Had been signed July 3, 2008


Treaty Update: Malaysia - Qatar

2/6/2011

The Protocol incorporates an exchange of information protocol in existing treaty, in line with OECD standards.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Qatar

27/5/2011




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