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Latest Treaty Updates: Barbados

Mauritius - Barbados


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.

Barbados - Australia


Barbados's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Maxine McClean, pushed for the conclusion of a DTA with Australia during recent meetings.

Barbados - Italy


Barbados and Italy have exchanged instruments of ratification in respect of a DTA, which will now become effective from January 1, 2018.

Barbados - Cyprus


Barbados and Cyprus signed a DTA on May 10, 2017.

Italy - Barbados


Italy's Chamber of Deputies approved a law to ratify the DTA with Barbados on May 2, 2017.

Ghana - Barbados


Ghana and Barbados have signed a DTA, Barbados's inward investment agency said on June 9, 2016, noting that it is awaiting ratification.

Poland - Barbados


Poland and Barbados intend to negotiate a DTA, the Barbados Government said on May 19, 2016.

Barbados - Greece


Barbados and Greece discussed the possibility of signing a DTA on November 4, 2015.

Barbados - Slovakia


Barbados and Slovakia signed a DTA on October 28, 2015.

Barbados - Italy


Barbados and Italy signed a DTA on August 24, 2015.

Barbados - Cyprus


The Barbados Government has announced that it will soon begin DTA negotiations with Cyprus.

Barbados - Italy


The Barbados Government said on August 10, 2015, that it expects to soon sign a DTA with Italy.

Barbados - Korea, South


During a recent meeting by the Korean Ambassador-Designate to Barbados, Doo-Young Lee, Barbados expressed an interest in launching DTA negotiations with South Korea.

Barbados - Cyprus


Barbados and Cyprus are engaged in negotiations towards a DTA, the Barbados Government confirmed on March 2, 2015.

Barbados - Israel


Barbados and Israel are engaged in negotiations towards the conclusion of a DTA, it was confirmed at a meeting on January 22, 2015.

South Africa - Barbados


A notice was published in the South Africa official gazette on February 17, 2015, reporting that the TIEA with Barbados entered into force on January 19, 2015.

Barbados - Rwanda


According to preliminary media reports, Barbados signed a DTA with Rwanda on December 22, 2014.

United Arab Emirates - Barbados


United Arab Emirates signed a DTA with Barbados on September 24, 2014.

Barbados - Japan


Barbados and Japan have committed to continue negotiations towards a DTA, the Barbados Government confirmed on August 6, 2014.

Barbados - Brazil


Barbados is seeking DTA negotiations with Brazil to enhance economic ties, Barbados's Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, said on June 16, 2014.

Singapore - Barbados


The DTA between Barbados and Singapore entered into force on April 25, 2014.

Barbados - Canada


The Barbados Government on January 7, 2014, confirmed that the DTA Protocol signed with Canada has become effective.

Barbados - Singapore


Barbados and Singapore signed a DTA on July 15, 2013.

Bahrain - Barbados


According to preliminary media reports, Bahrain completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA the nation signed with Barbados on July 1, 2013.

Bahrain - Barbados


Bahrain's upper house of parliament, the Shura Council, approved a law to ratify the DTA signed with Barbados on May 6, 2013.

Bahrain - Barbados

According to Bahrain's state news agency, Bahrain's Cabinet on January 20, 2013, approved the Bahrain-Barbados DTA and decided to forward to it the National Assembly for its approval.

United Kingdom - Barbados


The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has recently confirmed that the new DTA between the UK and Barbados, to replace the existing DTA signed in 1970, entered into force on December 19, 2012.

Barbados - Sweden


The Protocol to the Barbados-Sweden DTA entered into force on December 12, 2012, the Barbados government confirmed on January 14, 2013.

San Marino - Barbados


According to the government of Barbados, Barbados and San Marino signed a DTA on December 14, 2012.

Barbados - Bahrain


According to the Bahrain News Agency, Barbados and Bahrain signed a DTA on December 3, 2012.

Barbados - Slovakia


According to preliminary media reports, Slovakia and Barbados initialled a DTA on July 19, 2012.

Czech Republic - Barbados


The Czech Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the double tax agreement between the Czech Republic and Barbados, entered into force on June 6, 2012.

Barbados - Norway


According to the government of Norway, the DTA Protocol signed between Barbados and Norway entered into force on June 1, 2012.

United Kingdom - Barbados


The United Kingdom and Barbados signed a revised DTA during the UK Minister for the Caribbean's visit to the Caribbean region, which began on April 25, 2012.

Barbados - Various


Barbados signed protocols with Sweden, Norway and Finland on November 4, 2011, to include information exchange provisions in their existing bilateral DTAs which meet international standards in terms of transparency and tax information exchange.

Barbados - Various


According to the OECD, Barbados signed three new TIEAs, with Greenland, Denmark and the Faroe Islands, on November 3, 2011.

Czech Republic - Barbados


The Barbados government announced on October 27, 2011, the signing of a DTA between Barbados and the Czech Republic.

Luxembourg - Barbados


According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Luxembourg and Barbados has entered into force and will be generally effective from January 1, 2012.

Barbados - Spain


According to the government of Barbados, the DTA between Barbados and Spain, signed on December 1, 2010, has been ratified and will enter into force on October 14, 2011.

Barbados - Spain


According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Spain and Barbados on December 1, 2010, and ratified on May 25, 2011, is to enter into force on October 14, 2011.

Barbados - Finland


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Finland.

Barbados - Norway


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Norway.

Barbados - Sweden


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a protocol to its existing tax treaty with Sweden.

Barbados - Iceland


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a tax treaty with Iceland.

Barbados - Denmark


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with Denmark.

Barbados - Faroe Islands


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with the Faroe Islands.

Barbados - Greenland


According to Invest Barbados, Barbados has initialled a TIEA with Greenland.

Spain - Barbados


Spain ratified

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