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Latest Treaty Updates: Oman

Luxembourg - Oman


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

Switzerland - Oman


The new DTA between Switzerland and Oman will become effective from January 1, 2017, after it entered into force on October 13.

Oman - Hungary


Oman and Hungary signed a DTA on November 1, 2016.

Switzerland - Oman


The Swiss Federal Council on October 14, 2015, forwarded a dispatch on the DTA with Oman to Parliament for its approval.

Oman - Switzerland


Oman has ratified the DTA signed with Switzerland, it was announced on July 14, 2015.

Oman - Portugal


According to preliminary media reports, Oman on July 2, 2015, ratified the DTA signed with Portugal.

Malta - Oman


According to preliminary media reports, officials from Malta and Oman have met in Malta to negotiate a DTA between the two countries.

Oman - Spain


Oman ratified a DTA with Spain on August 19, 2014.

Oman - Japan


Oman on May 20, 2014, ratified a DTA with Japan.

Oman - Spain


Oman and Spain signed a DTA on April 30, 2014.

Oman - Spain


The DTA signed between Oman and Spain was tabled before the Economic and Financial Committee of Oman's lower house of parliament on February 11, 2014.

Japan - Oman


Japan and Oman signed a DTA on January 9, 2014.

Kyrgyzstan - Oman


According to preliminary media reports, Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Council's Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy has endorsed the signing of a draft DTA with Oman.

South Africa - Oman


Protocols to South Africa's DTAs with Oman, Norway and Malta, and a DTA with Chile, were forwarded to South African parliament for its approval on June 21, 2013.

Czech Republic - Oman


The Czech Government approved the signing of a DTA with Oman at its meeting on May 15, 2013.

France - Oman


France on March 18, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures relating to the DTA Protocol the nation signed with Oman on April 8, 2012, publishing a notice 2013-230 in the French Official Gazette.

France - Oman


The France-Oman Protocol signed on April 8, 2012, entered into force on March 1, 2013.

Oman - Various


The Council of Oman, the Majlis Al Shura, approved two DTAs between Oman and Tanzania and Oman and Portugal at its meeting on December 31, 2012.

Czech Republic - Oman


According to preliminary media reports, Oman and the Czech Republic initialled a DTA on December 5, 2012.

Oman - Germany


Oman's Sultan, Qaboos bin Said al Said ratified the pending Oman-Germany DTA on November 25, 2012.

France - Oman


The French government presented a bill on October 24, 2012, authorizing the approval of the DTA Protocol with Oman.

Oman - France


The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, has issued Royal Decree 44/2012 ratifying the DTA signed between Oman and France signed on April 8, 2012.

Czech Republic - Oman


Oman and the Czech Republic will begin negotiations towards a bilateral DTA on June 5, 2012, the Czech Embassy in Riyadh has confirmed.

South Africa - Oman


At its sitting on May 16, 2012, South Africa's parliament considered an amending protocol to the South Africa-Oman DTA.

Oman - France


France and Oman on April 8, 2012, signed a Protocol revising their existing DTA.

Oman - Germany


Oman's Majlis Ash'hura, an advisory council, on March 20, 2012, approved the draft convention between Oman and Germany for the avoidance of double taxation, as part of the nation's agreement-approval process.

Jordan - Oman


According to preliminary media reports, Jordan and Oman commenced negotiations towards a DTA on March 12, 2012.

Oman - Germany


The draft DTA between Oman and Germany was tabled in the Omani parliament and referred to a working party for analysis, Oman's Ministry for Information announced on February 15, 2012.

Estonia - Oman


According to preliminary media reports, Oman and Estonia initialled a DTA on February 9, 2012.

Oman - Iraq


The governments of Oman and Iraq agreed at meetings on December 6, 2011, to commence negotiations towards a bilateral DTA.

Oman - South Africa


Oman and South Africa signed an amending protocol to their 2002 DTA during meetings on November 15, 2011, which would, among other provisions, provide legal protection to investors in both countries.

United Kingdom - Oman


The Protocol was signed on November 26, 2009 and has effect from January 9, 2011, except for taxes withheld at source, for whcih it takes effect in respect of amounts paid on or after January 1, 2012. The Protocol amends the DTA signed in 1998. The protocol imposes amaximum 15% withholding tax on dividends where they are paid out of income derived from immovable property by an investment company or fund which distributes most of this income annually, and whose income from this property is exempted from tax. Dividends paid to central government and bank institutions in both countries, and to pension funds organised under Omani or UK laws, and to government owned bodies, are exempt from withholding tax. Royalty withholding tax is limited to 8%.

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Switzerland, Oman Sign DTA

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French Senate Backs Oman DTA Protocol

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Austria, Romania Sign DTA

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