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Latest Treaty Updates: United Arab Emirates

San Marino - United Arab Emirates

18/7/2018

On July 11, 2018, San Marino and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA.


United Arab Emirates - Various

26/6/2018

The UAE's Cabinet on June 13, 2018, approved DTAs signed with Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, and Turkmenistan.


Turkmenistan - United Arab Emirates

30/3/2018

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


United Arab Emirates - Paraguay

21/2/2018

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 6, 2018, announced that the UAE President, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ratified the DTA with Paraguay.


United Arab Emirates - Various

11/1/2018

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet on January 7, 2018, approved two double tax agreements concluded with Moldova and Croatia.


Liechtenstein - United Arab Emirates

4/12/2017

According to an update from the Liechtenstein Government, the new DTA with the United Arab Emirates will become effective from January 1, 2018.


United Arab Emirates - Cameroon

9/8/2017

The United Arab Emirates and Cameroon signed a DTA on July 16, 2017.


Croatia - United Arab Emirates

9/8/2017

Croatia and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on July 13, 2017.


United Arab Emirates - Burundi

23/2/2017

The UAE and Burundi signed a DTA on February 16, 2017.


Saint Kitts and Nevis - United Arab Emirates

5/12/2016

Saint Kitts and Nevis and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on November 24.


Argentina - United Arab Emirates

10/11/2016

Argentina and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on November 3.


United Arab Emirates - Equatorial Guinea

1/11/2016

The UAE and Equatorial Guinea signed a DTA on October 19, 2016.


Kosovo - United Arab Emirates

25/5/2016

Kosovo and the United Arab Emirates have signed a DTA, Kosovo's Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed on May 20, 2016.


United Arab Emirates - Mozambique

23/5/2016

Representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Mozambique have agreed to speed up negotiations towards a double tax agreement, during a Dubai Chamber trade mission to Mozambique on May 8.


United Arab Emirates - United Kingdom

25/4/2016

The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom signed a DTA on April 12, 2016.


United Arab Emirates - Jordan

19/4/2016

The United Arab Emirates and Jordan signed a DTA on April 11, 2016.


United Arab Emirates - Singapore

22/3/2016

The Second Protocol to the UAE-Singapore DTA entered into force on March 16, 2016.


United Arab Emirates - Argentina

10/2/2016

The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 6, 2016, announced the signing of a TIEA with Argentina.


United Arab Emirates - Hong Kong

19/1/2016

The Hong Kong Government announced that the DTA with the United Arab Emirates entered into force on December 18, 2015.


Slovakia - United Arab Emirates

30/12/2015

Slovakia and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on December 22, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Norway

19/11/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Norway have signed a DTA, the Government announced on November 4, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Sweden

13/11/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Sweden signed a TIEA on November 6, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Denmark

12/11/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Denmark signed a TIEA on November 5, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Cuba

30/10/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Cuba are engaged in DTA negotiations, it was confirmed on October 25, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Macedonia

28/10/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Macedonia signed a DTA on October 26, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Senegal

28/10/2015

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA with Senegal on October 24, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Denmark

14/10/2015

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates and Denmark have agreed to begin DTA negotiations.


United Arab Emirates - Uruguay

14/8/2015

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates on July 23, 2015, completed its ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Uruguay.


United Arab Emirates - Uruguay

30/7/2015

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates has ratified the DTA signed with Uruguay.


United Arab Emirates - Uganda

23/6/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Uganda signed a DTA on June 9, 2015.


United Kingdom - United Arab Emirates

8/6/2015

The United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates committed to continuing DTA negotiations at a meeting on May 14, 2015.


Andorra - United Arab Emirates

8/5/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Andorra and the United Arab Emirates are engaged in DTA negotiations.


United Arab Emirates - Ethiopia

27/4/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia signed a DTA on April 12, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Ethiopia

16/4/2015

The United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia signed a DTA on April 13, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Comoros

1/4/2015

The United Arab Emirates signed a DTA with Comoros on March 26, 2015.


Lithuania - United Arab Emirates

20/1/2015

The DTA and an accompanying protocol between Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates entered into force on December 19, 2014, and became effective on January 1, 2015.


United Arab Emirates - Various

16/1/2015

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA with Lithuania and the protocol amending the DTA with Greece have been ratified by Federal Decrees 127 and 130, respectively, issued by the United Arab Emirates President on January 14, 2015.


Hong Kong - United Arab Emirates

16/12/2014

Hong Kong signed a DTA with the United Arab Emirates on December 11, 2014.


Singapore - United Arab Emirates

4/11/2014

Singapore signed a protocol amending its DTA with the United Arab Emirates on October 31, 2014.


Hungary - United Arab Emirates

8/10/2014

The DTA between Hungary and United Arab Emirates entered into force on October 4, 2014.


United Arab Emirates - Barbados

30/9/2014

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


United Arab Emirates - Various

30/9/2014

According to preliminary media reports, United Arab Emirates published decrees in the official gazette ratifying its DTAs with Benin, Hungary, Japan, and Slovenia on September 26, 2014.


Poland - United Arab Emirates

1/9/2014

The DTA Protocol between Poland and the United Arab Emirates will enter into force on September 6, according to a Polish Government announcement confirming its ratification.


Malawi - United Arab Emirates

20/8/2014

According to preliminary media reports on August 18, 2014, Malawi's investment promotion agency has said that the nation will soon sign a DTA with the United Arab Emirates.


United Arab Emirates - Lithuania

12/6/2014

The United Arab Emirates's Cabinet approved the DTA with Lithuania at its meeting on June 9, 2014.


United Arab Emirates - Albania

18/3/2014

The United Arab Emirates and Albania signed a DTA on March 13, 2014.


Greece - United Arab Emirates

14/2/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Greece completed its domestic ratification procedures on February 4, 2014, in respect of the DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates, publishing a notice in its Official Gazette on February 4, 2014.


United Arab Emirates - Various

21/1/2014

The United Arab Emirates' Council of Ministers on January 19, 2014, approved the DTAs the nation signed with Libya and Brunei.


United Arab Emirates - Slovenia

15/10/2013

The United Arab Emirates and Slovenia signed a double tax agreement at an IMF-World Bank meeting, UAE authorities confirmed on October 13, 2013.


Kazakhstan - United Arab Emirates

8/10/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Kazakhstan's parliament on September 12, 2013, approved a law to ratify the pending DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates.


United Arab Emirates - Mexico

20/9/2013

The United Arab Emirates has completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA and an accompanying Protocol signed with Mexico, publishing Federal Decree 79 of 2013 in the Official Gazette,


Kazakhstan - United Arab Emirates

17/9/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Kazakhstan's upper house of parliament has approved a law to ratify the DTA and Protocol signed with the UAE.


Kazakhstan - United Arab Emirates

13/9/2013

Kazakhstan's Senate on September 9, 2013, approved a law that would ratify the pending DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates.


United Arab Emirates - Various

22/7/2013

The United Arab Emirates has completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTAs the nation signed with Panama and Latvia, publishing notices 53 and 54 of 2013 in the nation's Official Gazette.


Lithuania - United Arab Emirates

3/7/2013

Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on June 30, 2013.


Kazakhstan - United Arab Emirates

2/7/2013

Kazakhstan's lower house of parliament on June 26, 2013, endorsed a DTA an accompanying Protocol signed with the United Arab Emirates.


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.


Peru - United Arab Emirates

30/5/2013

Peru and the United Arab Emirates have commenced negotiations towards a DTA, it was announced on May 27, 2013.


United Arab Emirates - Albania

17/5/2013

The United Arab Emirates and Albania discussed amendments to their existing DTA at a three-day meeting concluding on May 13, 2013.


Japan - United Arab Emirates

7/5/2013

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, signed a DTA with the United Arab Emirates during a two-day visit concluding on May 2, 2013.


Hungary - United Arab Emirates

2/5/2013

Hungary and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on April 30, 2013.


United Arab Emirates - Various

29/4/2013

The President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ratified the pending Protocol between the UAE and India, signed on April 16, 2012, and the DTA signed with Montenegro on March 26, 2012.


United Arab Emirates - Various

3/4/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates' Cabinet approved DTAs with Palestine, Fiji and Serbia at its meeting on March 24, 2013.


Serbia - United Arab Emirates

20/3/2013

Serbia's parliament on March 15, 2013, ratified the DTA with the United Arab Emirates.


United Arab Emirates - Benin

13/3/2013

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Finance on March 12, 2013, confirmed the signing of a DTA between the nation and Benin.


United Arab Emirates - Hungary

11/2/2013

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet on February 4, 2013, approved a law that would ratify the DTA the nation signed with Hungary.


United Arab Emirates - Various

18/1/2013

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet on January 14, 2013, approved new DTAs between the UAE and Fiji, Mexico, Iraq, Lithuania, Benin, Japan, Libya, Ecuador and Panama.


Serbia - United Arab Emirates

15/1/2013

Serbia and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on January 13, 2013, the government of the UAE has announced.


Mexico - United Arab Emirates

22/11/2012

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that the UAE and Mexico signed a DTA on November 20, 2012.


Switzerland - United Arab Emirates

9/11/2012

The Swiss government on November 8, 2012, confirmed that the DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates entered into force on October 21, 2012. Withholding tax provisions in respect of dividends, interest and royalties are effective retrospectively from January 1, 2012, while the agreement's other provisions become effective from January 1, 2013.


Japan - United Arab Emirates

19/10/2012

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Trade on October 18, 2012, confirmed the signing of a DTA between the UAE and Japan.


Panama - United Arab Emirates

17/10/2012

Panama and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on October 14, 2012.


United Arab Emirates - India

1/10/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates Cabinet on September 23, 2012, approved a Protocol to revise the nation's 1993 DTA with India.


United Arab Emirates - Palestine

27/9/2012

The United Arab Emirates and Palestine signed a DTA on September 24, 2012.


United Arab Emirates - Montenegro

17/8/2012

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Cabinet on August 11, 2012, ratified the DTA signed between the UAE and Montenegro on March 26, 2012.


Fiji - United Arab Emirates

31/7/2012

Fiji and the United Arab Emirates initialled a DTA at the conclusion of negotiations, held during the week ending July 29, 2012. The agreement is expected to be signed on September 2, 2012.


Fiji - United Arab Emirates

23/7/2012

Fiji and the United Arab Emirates are to hold the first round of negotiations towards a DTA in the week concluding July 30, 2012.


Lithuania - United Arab Emirates

14/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, on May 8, 2012, Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates agreed to finalize and sign a DTA.


United Arab Emirates - India

18/4/2012

According to the Indian government, India and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on April 16, 2012.


Estonia - United Arab Emirates

17/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Estonia and the United Arab Emirates on April 20, 2011, entered into force on March 29, 2012.


United Arab Emirates - Montenegro

30/3/2012

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that a DTA between the UAE and Montenegro was signed on March 26, 2012.


Latvia - United Arab Emirates

14/3/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Latvia and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on March 11, 2012.


Estonia - United Arab Emirates

22/2/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Estonian parliament adopted a law that would ratify the pending DTA with the United Arab Emirates on February 15, 2012.


United Arab Emirates - Switzerland

25/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates Cabinet on January 22, 2012, approved the pending DTA signed with Switzerland.


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.


United Arab Emirates - Kenya

28/11/2011

A DTA between the United Arab Emirates and Kenya was on November 21, 2011.


Switzerland - United Arab Emirates

11/10/2011

Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates on October 6, 2011, signed a comprehensive DTA. The agreement contains provisions for the exchange of tax information in accordance with the OECD model agreement.


United Arab Emirates - Cyprus

14/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the United Arab Emirates government ratified the country's DTA with Cyprus on June 28, 2011.


United Arab Emirates - Kenya

7/7/2011

An 'initial agreement' on the avoidance of double taxation has been confirmed by the UAE Ministry of Finance as being signed between the United Arab Emirates and Kenya on July 5, 2011.


United Arab Emirates - Cyprus

30/6/2011

The UAE Cabinet on June 28, 2011, approved the initialled text of a DTA with Cyprus.


Bangladesh - United Arab Emirates

22/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Bangladesh government has announced the ratification of three double tax agreements, with Myanmar, signed on October 7, 2008; with the UAE, signed on January 17, 2011; and with Saudi Arabia signed on January 4, 2011.


Cyprus - United Arab Emirates

22/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports on June 14, Cyprus has signed a DTA with the United Arab Emirates.


India - United Arab Emirates

14/6/2011

Indian cabinet ratified, according to media reports


Venezuela - United Arab Emirates

8/6/2011

Venezuela ratified


Estonia - United Arab Emirates

1/6/2011

The DTA had been initialed on October 14, 2010.


United Arab Emirates - Algeria

31/5/2011

The Protocol povides for the exchange of information.


Ireland - United Arab Emirates

26/5/2011

The DTA was signed on July 1, 2010. In Ireland, the DTA applies to income tax, income levy, corporation tax and capital gains tax, and, in the UAE, it applies to income tax and corporate tax. The DTA provides for the exchange of information, the elimination of double taxation, provides permanent establishment rules, rules on immovable property, and business profits.Dividends, interest and royalties are exempted from withholding tax.


Montenegro - United Arab Emirates

25/5/2011

Talks concluded. Ministers agreed to take all the necessary steps towards its signing at the earliest opportunity. When signed and ratified, the deal will, according to the Montenegrin government, eliminate the double taxation of Montenegrin and UAE residents, remove tax barriers to foreign investment, and implement the principle of the equal tax treatment of natural and legal persons.




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UK-UAE Double Tax Pact 'Opens Door To Tax-Free Pension Transfers'

5/4/2017
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UAE Expands Tax Treaty Network

14/4/2016
The United Arab Emirates signed an agreement with the United Kingdom on the avoidance of double taxation on April 12, 2016.

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UAE Pushes For Ecuador DTA

29/3/2016
Representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Ecuador met on March 23, 2016, to discuss ways of strengthening the economic and trade ties between the two countries.

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Singapore-UAE Tax Treaty Improved

21/3/2016
The second Protocol to the double tax agreement between Singapore and the United Arab Emirates entered into force March 16, 2016, and will become effective from January 1, 2017, lowering withholding tax rates and amending permanent establishment rules.

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UAE Welcomes TIEA With Norway

11/11/2015
The United Arab Emirates announced on November 4, 2015, that it has signed a tax information exchange agreement with Norway.

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Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone To Share Taxpayer Data

7/5/2015
The United Arab Emirates's Ministry of Finance announced on May 5, 2015, that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, a free zone operator, on the exchange of information for tax purposes.

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UAE, Luxembourg Amend Their Double Tax Agreement

28/10/2014
The United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg on October 26, 2014, signed a protocol to amend their double tax agreement.

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Panama Approves Israeli, UAE Double Tax Pacts

11/2/2013
Panama's National Assembly has approved two new double tax conventions signed with Israel, and with the United Arab Emirates.

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Mexico, UAE Sign DTA

28/11/2012
The United Arab Emirates and Mexico have signed a double taxation avoidance agreement, in an attempt to boost trade and develop investment between the two countries.

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Switzerland, Greece To Conclude Swift Tax Deal

13/11/2012
Following consultation with the relevant parliamentary committees, the Swiss Federal Council has adopted the mandate for negotiations on a withholding tax agreement with Greece.

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UAE, Montenegro Ink DTA, Investment Treaty

4/4/2012
The United Arab Emirates has signed a double taxation agreement and an investment promotion and protection treaty with the Republic of Montenegro.

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Panama Plans More TIEAs

1/2/2012
Panama's Minister for the Economy and Finance, Frank De Lima has confirmed the government will continue to seek out tax information exchange agreements with other nations despite having reached the twelve agreement quota set for inclusion on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's white list.

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Switzerland Adopts Four DTAs

29/11/2011
Switzerland’s Federal Council has adopted texts for four further double taxation agreements, which will now be submitted to parliament for approval.

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Switzerland, UAE Sign DTA

11/10/2011
Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates have recently signed in Dubai a double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income, containing provisions on the exchange of information in line with the internationally applicable standards.

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UAE, Kenya Sign DTA

7/7/2011
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance has announced the signing of an agreement with the Republic of Kenya on the avoidance of double taxation on income.

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Montenegro, UAE Agree DTA

17/5/2011
Montenegro and the United Arab Emirates have concluded their latest set of talks on the completion of a double tax agreement between the two countries, agreeing also to take all the necessary steps towards its signing at the earliest opportunity.

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Netherlands Notes Tax Agreements' Entry Into Force

30/12/2010
The Netherlands government has announced the ratification of a revised double tax agreement with the United Kingdom, approved by the Netherlands’ Senate in late December.

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Cyprus, UAE Conclude DTA

29/10/2010
The negotiations for an agreement between Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income were concluded successfully in Nicosia recently.

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Switzerland, UAE Initial DTA

5/10/2010
Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates have initialled a bilateral double taxation agreement, providing for extended administrative assistance in tax matters in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard.

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Bangladesh, UAE Initial Investment Agreement

24/9/2010
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance has announced the initialling of an agreement with Bangladesh for the protection and promotion of investments, to complement the double tax agreement initialled by both parties in May 2010.

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UAE, Hong Kong Initial DTA

28/7/2010
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Finance has announced that a double tax convention was recently initialled with Hong Kong.

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UAE, Ireland Sign DTA

13/7/2010
Ciarán Madden, Ireland's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and Younis Haji Al Khoori, Director General of the UAE Ministry of Finance, have signed a Double Taxation Convention on behalf of their respective countries.

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UAE Expands Its Tax Treaty Network

15/6/2010
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance has announced the signing of conventions for the avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion with Venezuela on June 8, and with the Netherlands on June 2. The country also initialed an additional double tax agreement with Libya on June 10 in the second round of negotiations with the country.

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UAE Signs Tax Treaty With Venezuela

8/6/2010
The United Arab Emirates has signed a double taxation avoidance agreement with Venezuela, the first such agreement that the UAE has reached with a Latin American country.

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