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Latest Treaty Updates

Switzerland - Various
11/6/2018

Switzerland's lower house of Parliament on May 29, 2018, approved DTAs with Kosovo and Pakistan.


Morocco - Congo, Republic of the
11/6/2018

The Moroccan Government has approved for ratification a DTA with the Republic of the Congo, it announced on May 29, 2018.


Argentina - Brazil
11/6/2018

Argentina has approved a protocol to its DTA with Brazil, the Argentinian Official Gazette reported on May 23, 2018.


Brazil - Norway
7/6/2018

Brazil's upper house of Parliament on May 30, 2018, approved a protocol updating the DTA with Norway.


Hong Kong - Finland
7/6/2018

Hong Kong and Finland on May 24, 2018, signed a DTA.


Russia - Japan
7/6/2018

Legislation ratifying a new DTA between Russia and Japan was submitted to the Russian State Assembly (the Duma) for approval on May 22, 2018.


Vietnam - Macau
30/5/2018

Vietnam and Macau signed a DTA on April 16, according to a statement released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance on May 11, 2018.


Jordan - Switzerland
30/5/2018

Talks are continuing on a DTA between Jordan and Switzerland, according to a statement released by Jordan's Foreign Ministry on May 14, 2018.


Czech Republic - Ghana
29/5/2018

The Czech Senate approved a law to ratify the DTA with Ghana on May 17, 2018.


Philippines - Various
29/5/2018

The Philippines-Thailand DTA entered into force on March 5, and the Philippines' DTA with Sri Lanka on March 14, the Filipino tax agency announced on May 17, 2018. They will be effective from January 1, 2019.


Jordan - Luxembourg
24/5/2018

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation met with Luxembourg's Finance Minister to discuss enhanced cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas and agreed to seek to conclude a DTA.


Uzbekistan - Lithuania
24/5/2018

Uzbekistan and Lithuania are to engage in talks towards a DTA, Uzbekistan's state news agency reported May 9, 2018.


Georgia - Saudi Arabia
24/5/2018

Two Georgian committees approved the text of a DTA with Saudi Arabia and forwarded it for ratification, according to a May 17 announcement on the Georgian parliament's website.


Hong Kong - Saudi Arabia
23/5/2018

Hong Kong gazetted an order to ratify its DTA with Saudi Arabia on May 18, 2018.


Turkey - Afghanistan
23/5/2018

Talks are continuing on a DTA between Turkey and Afghanistan, according to a statement released by Turkey's Ministry of the Interior on May 11, 2018.


Finland - Spain
23/5/2018

A new DTA between Finland and Spain will enter into force in January 2019, according to a May 18, 2018, announcement from the Finnish tax authority.


Andorra - Cyprus
22/5/2018

Andorra and Cyprus have signed a DTA, Andorra's Government announced on May 18, 2018.


Singapore - Brazil
14/5/2018

Singapore and Brazil signed a DTA on May 7, 2018.


Morocco - Congo, Republic of the
14/5/2018

A DTA between Morocco and the Congo was signed on April 30, 2018.


Mauritius - Barbados
14/5/2018

The Mauritius Revenue Authority on March 19, 2018, published Government Notice No. 36 of 2018, confirming the entry into force of a Protocol updating its DTA with Barbados.


Netherlands - Malawi
11/5/2018

Legislation allowing for a DTA between the Netherlands and Malawi was ratified on April 30, 2018.


Switzerland - Brazil
11/5/2018

Switzerland and Brazil signed a DTA on May 3, 2018.


Slovakia - Ethiopia
11/5/2018

Slovakia on April 27, 2018, published Notice 123/2018 confirming the entry into force of its DTA with Ethiopia.


India - Kuwait
10/5/2018

The Indian Government on May 7, 2018, announced that the DTA Protocol signed with Kuwait entered into force on March 26, 2018. A notice was published in India's Official Gazette on May 4, 2018.


Slovakia - Iran
9/5/2018

The DTA between Slovakia and Iran became effective on May 1, 2018.


Russia - Sweden
9/5/2018

A protocol to the DTA between Russia and Sweden was signed on April 24, 2018.


Serbia - San Marino
7/5/2018

Serbia and San Marino signed a DTA in Belgrade on April 16, 2018.


Kyrgyzstan - Czech Republic
7/5/2018

Kyrgyzstan and the Czech Republic agreed a draft DTA during four-day talks that ended on April 19, 2018.


Malta - Ethiopia
7/5/2018

Malta and Ethiopia signed a DTA on April 12, 2018.


Saudi Arabia - Latvia
4/5/2018

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on April 17, 2018, authorized the Minister of Finance to sign a DTA with Latvia.


United Kingdom - Kyrgyzstan
4/5/2018

The United Kingdom on April 24, 2018, released The Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Kyrgyzstan) Order 2018, which would ratify the DTA signed with Kyrgyzstan.


Latvia - Costa Rica
4/5/2018

Latvia and Costa Rica agreed on April 13, 2018, to begin negotiations towards a DTA.


Austria - Uzbekistan
3/5/2018

Austria's Council of Ministers on April 18, 2018, authorized negotiations on a Protocol to the DTA with Uzbekistan.


Belarus - United Kingdom
3/5/2018

A bill was tabled in Belarus's House of Representatives on April 19, 2018, to ratify the DTA signed with the United Kingdom.


Luxembourg - Cyprus
3/5/2018

The DTA between Luxembourg and Cyprus entered into force on April 24, 2018, following its publication in Luxembourg's Official Gazette on April 20, 2018.


Switzerland - Various
2/5/2018

The Swiss Federal Council on April 18, 2018, submitted for parliamentary approval dispatches relating to a Protocol to the DTA with Ecuador, and a new DTA with Zambia.


Chile - Uruguay
2/5/2018

Chile's Chamber of Deputies approved the DTA with Uruguay on April 19, 2018.


Kazakhstan - Belarus
23/4/2018

Kazakhstan's President on April 9 signed legislation ratifying a protocol to the DTA with Belarus.


Macau - Vietnam
23/4/2018

Macau's Office of the Chief Executive on April 3, 2018, issued Order No. 63/2018 authorizing the conclusion of a DTA with Vietnam.


Latvia - Chile
23/4/2018

Latvia and Chile discussed launching DTA negotiations during a two-day meeting that concluded on April 10, 2018.


Finland - Hong Kong
23/4/2018

Finland's President on April 6, 2018, authorized the signature of a DTA with Hong Kong.


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.


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