Latest Treaty Updates: Russia


Treaty Update: China - Russia

16/10/2014

China signed a new DTA with Russia on October 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Malta - Russia

12/5/2014

The DTA between Malta and Russia will enter into force on May 22, 2014.


Treaty Update: Russia - Malta

7/4/2014

Russia completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Malta on April 2, 2014.


Treaty Update: Russia - China

18/2/2014

Russia on February 5, 2014, completed the drafting of a new DTA with China to replace their 1994 pact, the Russian Government said on February 15, 2014.


Treaty Update: Russia - Various

10/2/2014

Russia's draft DTAs with Belgium and China were tabled before Russia's Cabinet for its approval on February 5, 2014.


Treaty Update: Russia - Malta

6/1/2014

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Russia and Malta was forwarded to Russia's lower house of parliament on December 31, 2013, for its approval.


Treaty Update: Fiji - Russia

2/7/2013

Fiji and Russia have announced their intention to commence negotiations towards a DTA, it was announced at bilateral meetings in Fiji beginning on June 28, 2013.


Treaty Update: Russia - United Arab Emirates

12/6/2013

Russia on June 9, 2013, ratified the DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates on December 7, 2011.


Treaty Update: Russia - Malta

29/4/2013

Malta and Russia signed a DTA on April 24, 2013.


Treaty Update: Armenia - Russia

28/2/2013

Armenia's parliament on February 26, 2013, approved a law to ratify the Protocol to the Armenia-Russia DTA signed on October 24, 2011. Russia has already completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the agreement.


Treaty Update: Russia - Armenia

5/2/2013

Russia on February 1, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA Protocol Russia signed with Armenia on October 24, 2011. The DTA was approved by the State Duma on January 18, 2013, and the Federal Council on January 23, 2013, and the Law was then signed by President Putin.


Treaty Update: Russia - Armenia

25/1/2013

Russia's lower house of parliament approved a law on January 18, 2013, ratifying the Protocol that amends the 1996 DTA between Russia and Armenia.


Treaty Update: Luxembourg - Russia

8/1/2013

The website of the Kremlin confirmed on January 2, 2013, that Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the Protocol to Russia's DTA with Luxembourg, which was signed on November 21, 2011.


Treaty Update: Russia - Latvia

21/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Russia-Latvia DTA, signed in 2010, entered into force on November 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Latvia - Russia

12/11/2012

The Latvian government has confirmed that the Russian authorities have notified it of the completion of the nation's domestic ratification procedures, allowing the Russia-Latvia DTA, signed on December 20, 2010, to enter into force on November 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Russia - Argentina

2/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Russia and Argentina entered into force on October 16, 2012, and will be effective from January 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Russia - Armenia

15/10/2012

A law that would ratify a pending Protocol to the 1996 Russia-Armenia DTA was considered by the Russian government on October 11, 2012.


Treaty Update: Russia - Latvia

9/10/2012

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on October 4, 2012, signed a law ratifying the DTA signed between Russia and Latvia.


Treaty Update: Russia - Argentina

5/10/2012

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has approved a law ratifying the DTA signed between Russian and Argentina.


Treaty Update: Russia - Various

26/9/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, on September 21, 2012, approved laws to ratify the DTA and accompanying Protocols signed between Russia and Argentina, and Russia and Latvia.


Treaty Update: Italy - Russia

15/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA Protocol signed between Italy and Russia entered into force on June 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Russia - Various

27/4/2012

Russia's government on April 25, 2012, ratified the DTA signed with Chile, the DTA Protocol signed with Cyprus and the DTA Protocol signed with Italy.


Treaty Update: Russia - Various

23/4/2012

Russia's parliament on April 19, 2012, approved two laws that would ratify the pending DTA and accompanying Protocol signed by Russia and Argentina on October 10, 2001, and the DTA signed between Russia and Switzerland on September 2011.


Treaty Update: Russia - Italy

5/4/2012

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 3, 2012, signed a law ratifying the DTA Protocol signed between Russia and Italy on June 13, 2009, which amends the existing agreement concluded on April 9, 1996.


Treaty Update: Russia - Italy

30/3/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, on March 23, 2012, ratified the pending DTA Protocol signed between Italy and Russia.


Treaty Update: Chile - Russia

9/3/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Russia and Chile entered into force on February 28, 2012.


Treaty Update: Russia - Chile

23/2/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament on February 15, 2012, approved legislation that would ratify the pending DTA signed between Russia and Chile. The law must also receive approval of the Federation Council before it can enter into force.


Treaty Update: Russia - Cyprus

17/2/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, ratified the pending DTA protocol between Cyprus and Russia on February 15, 2012.


Treaty Update: Russia - Italy

16/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government on January 12 approved a draft law that would ratify the pending DTA between Russia and Italy.


Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Russia

9/12/2011

According to the Finance Ministry of the United Arab Emirates, a DTA between the UAE and Russia was signed on December 7, 2011.


Treaty Update: Russia - Various

1/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, on November 25, 2011, the Russian government approved draft protocols to existing DTAs with Luxembourg and Switzerland. Among other provisions, the protocols would introduce wording to facilitate tax information exchange.


Treaty Update: Russia - Armenia

26/10/2011

Russia and Armenia signed an amending protocol to the DTA the two countries share during meetings between Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sargsyan between October 23-25, 2011.


Treaty Update: Russia - Latvia

29/9/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government on September 27 approved a draft law that would ratify the pending DTA with Latvia.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Russia

28/9/2011

Switzerland and Russia on September 25, 2011, signed a Protocol amending the countries' DTA to include tax information exchange provisions and include exemptions from withholding tax on interest at source in certain conditions.


Treaty Update: Russia - Luxembourg

12/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government has approved a draft protocol to its existing DTA with Luxembourg.


Treaty Update: Russia - Cyprus

28/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Russia ratified a Protocol to the DTA with Cyprus on July 14, 2011. The Protocol was signed in 2010 and amends the 1998 treaty.


Treaty Update: Russia - Chile

21/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government ratified the DTA with Chile on July 14. The treaty was signed in November, 2004.


Treaty Update: Latvia - Russia

13/6/2011


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Russia

1/6/2011

Negotiations concluded on the revision of the existing DTA. The contents are currently confidential, but will be circulated to the cantons and relevant trade unions soon.




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Russian Duma Ratifies Cypriot DTA Protocol 21/2/2012
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Switzerland Adopts Four DTAs 29/11/2011
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Luxembourg, Russia Ink DTA Amendment 23/11/2011
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Luxembourg Strengthens Economic Ties With Russia, Finland 1/11/2011
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Switzerland, Russia Sign Tax And Financial Agreements 28/9/2011
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Hong Kong, Russia Look For Increased Cooperation 20/4/2011
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Switzerland, Russia Initial Revised DTA 3/3/2011
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Argentina Catches Up On Tax Agreements 3/11/2010
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Russia, Cyprus Sign Tax Treaty Protocol 13/10/2010
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Russia, Cyprus To Sign Tax Agreement 27/9/2010
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Hong Kong, Russia Consider DTA 2/9/2010
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Switzerland, Slovakia Initial Revised DTA 12/3/2010
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Malaysia Not Cancelling GST 12/3/2010
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Australia Promised Full Debate On Tax Review 15/3/2010
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BVI To Review Taxes And Fees 15/3/2010
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