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Latest Treaty Updates

Austria - Japan
20/4/2018

Austria's Federal Council on April 5, 2018, approved the DTA with Japan.


India - Kazakhstan
20/4/2018

A protocol updating the DTA between India and Kazakhstan entered into force on March 12, 2018, and was published in India's Official Gazette on April 12, 2018.


Finland - Portugal
20/4/2018

Finland is proposing to terminate its existing DTA with Portugal at the start of 2019, should Portugal fail to ratify a replacement DTA negotiated between the two states.


Spain - Finland
20/4/2018

The Spanish Senate on April 11, 2018, approved a DTA with Finland.


Czech Republic - Kosovo
18/4/2018

The Czech Senate on April 4, 2018, approved a law to ratify the DTA being negotiated with Kosovo.


Singapore - Bangladesh
18/4/2018

Singapore on March 13, 2018, announced plans to update the DTA with Bangladesh signed in 1979.


Cambodia - Vietnam
18/4/2018

Cambodia and Vietnam on April 5, 2018, signed a DTA.


India - Zambia
18/4/2018

A DTA between India and Zambia was signed during a three-day visit Zambia ending April 12, 2018.


Kosovo - Saudi Arabia
16/4/2018

Kosovo on April 4, 2018, approved negotiations towards a DTA with Saudi Arabia.


Australia - France
16/4/2018

The Assistance in Recovery clause in the DTA between Australia and France entered into force on April 1, 2018.


Saudi Arabia - Hong Kong
16/4/2018

The Saudi Cabinet on April 3, 2018, approved a DTA with Hong Kong.


Bangladesh - Azerbaijan
12/4/2018

Bangladesh and Azerbaijan on April 6 agreed to speed up negotiations towards a DTA.


Korea, South - Vietnam
12/4/2018

South Korea and Vietnam on March 25 agreed to work towards amending their DTA.


Morocco - Bangladesh
12/4/2018

The Moroccan upper house of parliament on April 5 passed draft Law No. 22.18, endorsing a DTA signed with Bangladesh.


Hungary - Ecuador
5/4/2018

At a March 15 meeting, representatives from Hungary and Ecuador discussed engaging in talks towards the conclusion of a DTA, Hungary's Ministry of Finance reported on March 21, 2018.


Nigeria - Singapore
5/4/2018

On March 21, 2018, Nigeria completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Singapore.


Kazakhstan - Belarus
4/4/2018

Kazakhstan's Senate on March 29, 2018, approved a law to ratify the DTA signed with Belarus.


Kenya - Mozambique
4/4/2018

During a meeting on March 29, 2018, representatives from Kenya and Mozambique agreed the two countries should agree a DTA.


Georgia - Saudi Arabia
30/3/2018

Georgia and Saudi Arabia signed a DTA on March 14, 2018.


Turkmenistan - United Arab Emirates
30/3/2018

Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA Protocol on March 15, 2018.


India - Hong Kong
29/3/2018

India and Hong Kong signed a DTA on March 19, 2018.


France - Luxembourg
29/3/2018

France and Luxembourg signed a DTA on March 20, 2018.


Netherlands - Malawi
29/3/2018

The Dutch lower house of parliament on March 15, 2018, approved a DTA signed with Malawi.


Liechtenstein - United States
28/3/2018

Liechtenstein and the United States are newly engaged in negotiations towards a DTA.


Armenia - Denmark
28/3/2018

Armenia and Denmark signed a DTA on March 14, 2018.


United Kingdom - Cyprus
27/3/2018

The UK and Cyprus signed a new DTA on March 22, 2018.


Tajikistan - Uzbekistan
27/3/2018

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan signed a DTA on March 9, 2018.


Argentina - Croatia
27/3/2018

During a March 12, 2018, meeting, representatives from Argentina and Croatia discussed advancing negotiations towards a DTA.


Netherlands - Ukraine
27/3/2018

The Netherlands and Ukraine signed a DTA Protocol on March 12, 2018.


Bahrain - Thailand
27/3/2018

Bahrain's King on March 14, 2018, enacted law 32 of 2018, ratifying the DTA Protocol signed with Thailand.


Austria - Israel
26/3/2018

The DTA between Austria and Israel entered into force on March 1, 2018.


Slovakia - Albania
26/3/2018

Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry said the country had emphasized the importance of concluding negotiations towards a DTA with Albania during meetings on March 6, 2018.


Austria - Brazil
26/3/2018

Austria's Council of Ministers on March 7, 2018, authorized the signing of a DTA with Brazil.


Seychelles - Indonesia
26/3/2018

Representatives from the Seychelles pushed for the conclusion of a DTA with Indonesia during a March 12, 2018, meeting.


Hungary - Kyrgyzstan
13/3/2018

Hungary and Kyrgystan have begun DTA negotiations, the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade announced on February 28, 2018.


Morocco - Cape Verde
13/3/2018

Morocco and Cape Verde will begin DTA negotiations in March 2018, Morocco's Tax Agency announced.


Mexico - Saudi Arabia
12/3/2018

The DTA signed between Mexico and Saudi Arabia entered into force on March 1, 2018, following the publication in Mexico's official Gazette of a law ratifying the agreement on February 26, 2018.


Bangladesh - Morocco
12/3/2018

Bangladesh and Morocco signed a DTA on March 1, 2018.


Pakistan - Philippines
9/3/2018

Meeting over two days ending February 28, 2018, representatives from Pakistan and the Philippines agreed to renegotiate their DTA.


United Kingdom - Mauritius
9/3/2018

The UK and Mauritius signed a DTA on February 28, 2018.


Singapore - Tunisia
9/3/2018

Singapore signed a DTA with Tunisia on February 27, 2018.


Bahrain - Philippines
8/3/2018

Bahrain's King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, has approved a law ratifying the DTA Protocol signed with the Philippines, state media reported on February 20, 2018.


Luxembourg - Oman
8/3/2018

The Luxembourg Government on February 23, 2018, reported it is pushing for the negotiation of an amended DTA with Oman.


Mexico - Jamaica
8/3/2018

According to a monthly update from the Mexican Government, Mexico's DTA with Jamaica entered into force on February 24, 2018.


Switzerland - Various
8/3/2018

According to preliminary media reports, Switzerland's upper house of parliament of February 26, 2018, approved laws to ratify the DTAs signed with Kosovo and Pakistan and a Protocol with Latvia.


Luxembourg - Various
7/3/2018

The Luxembourg Government announced that it is engaged in DTA negotiations with 15 countries, in a January 29, 2018, update, including newly DTA negotiations with the UK.


Ireland - Ghana
7/3/2018

Ireland and Ghana signed a DTA on February 7, 2018.


Iran - Various
7/3/2018

According to a statement from the President's office, Iran's Cabinet on February 18, 2018, approved the signing of DTAs with Sweden, Lithuania, and Japan.


Philippines - Various
7/3/2018

On February 19, 2018, the Philippines Senate adopted three resolutions ratifying agreements for the avoidance of double taxation with Mexico, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.


Japan - Spain
7/3/2018

Japan and Spain have agreed a DTA in principle, to replace their existing pact, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced February 21, 2018.


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Switzerland Adopts Dispatch On New DTAs

19/4/2018
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted dispatches on a new double tax agreement with Zambia and a protocol to the current agreement with Ecuador.
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Finnish Lawmakers Call For Termination Of Portuguese DTA

13/4/2018
The Finnish Government has proposed that parliament terminate the 1970 double tax agreement between Finland and Portugal so that Finland can tax the pensions of retired Finnish expats.
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India Adds BEPS Provisions To Qatar Tax Treaty

29/3/2018
India has approved amendments to its double tax agreement with Qatar.
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France, Luxembourg Sign New Tax Treaty

22/3/2018
A new tax treaty incorporating the latest international tax standards was signed by France and Luxembourg on March 20.
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Sweden To Legislate To Adopt BEPS Treaty Changes

22/3/2018
The Swedish Government has approved a bill to ratify the BEPS Multilateral Instrument and has submitted it to parliament.
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India, Hong Kong Sign Double Tax Deal

20/3/2018
Hong Kong and India on March 19 signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and limit withholding tax rates on passive income at source.
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US And Liechtenstein To Negotiate Double Tax Treaty

16/3/2018
The governments of Liechtenstein and the United States have recently discussed the possibility of beginning negotiations for a bilateral double tax avoidance treaty.
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Luxembourg Says EU's Digital Tax Must Be Lawful

13/3/2018
Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna has said that any special tax measures against large digital companies should respect European Union law.
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Barbados, Australia Eyeing Double Tax Pact

7/2/2018
Barbados's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McClean, has stressed the importance of tax cooperation with Australia in recent comments at a reception marking Australia Day.
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Netherlands Confirms Tax Treaty Negotiation Priorities

31/1/2018
The Netherlands will seek to resume discussions towards double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries in 2018, including the United States, the Government has said.
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Barbados Commits To Amend Tax Treaties To Block BEPS

26/1/2018
Barbados has become one of the latest jurisdictions to sign the BEPS multilateral instrument to incorporate provisions within its tax treaties to counter base erosion and profit shifting.
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Greece Raises BEPS Concerns With Bulgaria

25/1/2018
The heads of the Greek and Bulgarian tax authorities have met to discuss ways in which bilateral cooperation can be boosted with a view to reducing levels of tax avoidance and evasion, particularly with respect to Greek companies shifting profits to Bulgaria.
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Japan, Iceland Sign Double Tax Agreement

16/1/2018
Japan's Ministry of Finance has reported the signing of a double tax agreement with Iceland in Reykjavik.
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Cyprus, Saudi Arabia Negotiate Double Tax Agreement

4/1/2018
Cyprus's Ministry of Finance says the island has signed a double tax agreement with Saudi Arabia with respect to taxes on income and for the prevention of tax evasion.
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Curacao Signs BEPS Multilateral Instrument

2/1/2018
Curacao, the low-tax Caribbean territory, has become the latest jurisdiction to sign the BEPS multilateral instrument to revise tax treaties to counter base erosion and profit shifting.
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Jersey Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

26/12/2017
Jersey has become one of only three jurisdictions to ratify the BEPS multilateral instrument to revise tax treaties to counter base erosion and profit shifting.
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Swiss Gov't Agrees Double Tax Avoidance Deal With Kosovo

16/11/2017
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the implementation of a new double tax agreement with Kosovo.
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UK Reiterates 'Unwavering Support' for Gibraltar

6/11/2017
The UK's Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Barclay, said the UK's support for Gibraltar is "unwavering," in a recent address to mark Gibraltar Day.
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Switzerland Adopts Dispatch On Pakistan DTA

26/10/2017
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the implementation of a new double taxation agreement with Pakistan.
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OECD's Action 5 BEPS Work Producing 'Tangible Results'

18/10/2017
Countries have made substantial progress in ensuring that their preferential tax regimes do not give rise to base erosion and profit shifting issues, according to the OECD's new peer review report under Action 5 of the BEPS Action Plan.
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New Japan-Denmark DTA To Waive Cross-Border Tax

16/10/2017
The Japanese and Danish governments announced on October 11 that they had signed a new agreement for the avoidance of double taxation in Tokyo.
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Canada Praised After BEPS Minimum Standard Peer Review

6/10/2017
Canada is largely compliant with the BEPS minimum standard on improving tax dispute resolution, one of the first ever OECD peer reviews has found, but it needs to make a number of changes to be regarded fully compliant.
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Japan's NTA Releases Guidance On MAP Article

6/10/2017
Japan's National Tax Agency has released guidance on the mutual agreement procedure article found in many of Japan's double tax treaties.
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MAP Peer Reviews Released For UK, US, Others

2/10/2017
The OECD has released its first peer review reports of mutual agreement procedure frameworks in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.
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Mauritius Denies Plans To Renegotiate DTA With India

8/9/2017
Mauritius's Ministry of Finance has denied that there are plans for a renegotiation of the jurisdiction's double tax agreement with India in the near future.
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