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.
Switzerland and Zambia have signed a new double taxation agreement which sets maximum withholding tax rates for dividends and interest.
Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia have signed a comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation.
Croatia and New Zealand have agreed that they should negotiate an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation.
The New Zealand Government has announced the signature of two Orders of Council that will implement amendments to its tax treaty arrangements with India and San Marino.
The New Zealand Government has tabled in parliament a multilateral convention that will enable it to update tax treaties in line with the OECD's recommendations on base erosion and profit shifting.
The Swiss Federal Council has announced that an information exchange amendment to the double tax agreement with Belgium has entered into force.
The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, a joint initiative of the OECD, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the World Bank Group, has launched for consultation a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries address concerns surrounding the tax treatment of offshore indirect transfers of assets.
Switzerland and Ecuador have signed a protocol to their double taxation agreement that will introduce new provisions for the exchange of information.
On July 11, 2017, Cameroon's Finance Minister, Alamine Ousmane Mey, signed the OECD's Multilateral Instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
On June 28, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the dispatch on a revised double taxation agreement with Latvia and submitted it to Parliament for approval.
The International Chamber of Commerce has stressed the need for more countries to adopt mandatory binding arbitration to better resolve double tax disputes.
Nigeria's Cabinet has approved the signing of the BEPS Multilateral Instrument to introduce anti-base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) measures into its tax treaties.
The lower house of the Austrian parliament has approved the OECD multilateral instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
Officials from Cuba and Luxembourg have met in Havana for early stage talks on a possible double taxation treaty.
The European Parliament's Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee has backed proposals for the improved resolution of double taxation disputes within the EU.
Botswana has joined the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting Inclusive Framework.
Mauritius will sign the OECD's Multilateral Convention to implement the tax treaty-related base erosion and profit shifting recommendations by the end of June 2017, the Finance Ministry has announced.
The Canadian Government has explained how it will incorporate into its tax agreements new provisions to counter base erosion and profit shifting, having signed the OECD's multilateral instrument on tackling treaty abuse.
68 countries have signed the OECD's Multilateral Convention, designed to swiftly implement a series of tax treaty-related measures proposed in the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting project into these countries' double tax agreements.
The Canadian Government has announced its intention to update its double tax agreements with Germany and Switzerland.
Switzerland and Kosovo have signed a double tax agreement that will limit certain withholding tax rates and tackle tax avoidance.
The Dutch Finance Ministry has opened an internet consultation on proposed changes to the Dutch dividend tax regime, which would expand the withholding tax exemption on distributions to shareholders in tax treaty countries.
The OECD has released a document that will form the basis of the peer review and monitoring process of the base erosion and profit shifting Action 6 minimum standard.
Russia will sign the OECD's Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting, the Government announced on May 20.
Treaty Update: Kuwait - Turkey
Kuwait and Turkey signed a DTA Protocol on September 15, 2017.
Treaty Update: South Africa - Cameroon
An order to bring into force South Africa's DTA with Cameroon was published in the nation's Official Gazette on September 1, 2017.
Treaty Update: Paraguay - Uruguay
Paraguay and Uruguay signed a DTA on September 8, 2017.
Treaty Update: Spain - Paraguay
According to preliminary media reports, Spain and Paraguay are to relaunch DTA negotiations.
Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Monaco
Liechtenstein's Government has approved a double taxation agreement with Monaco, according to an August 23 announcement.
Treaty Update: South Africa - Cameroon
South Africa on September 1 confirmed that a new DTA with Cameroon entered into force on July 13, 2017.
Treaty Update: Thailand - Cambodia
Thailand and Cambodia signed a DTA on September 7, 2017.
Treaty Update: Brazil - Paraguay
Brazil and Paraguay agreed on the need to negotiate a DTA at a high-level meeting on August 21, 2017.
Treaty Update: Estonia - Japan
According to preliminary media reports, Estonia on August 24, 2017, approved the signing of a DTA with Japan.
Treaty Update: Switzerland - Zambia
Switzerland and Zambia signed a DTA on August 29, 2017.
Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Saudi Arabia
Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia signed a DTA on August 24, 2017.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - China
New Zealand and China held a second round of DTA negotiations on August 14.
Treaty Update: New Zealand - India
New Zealand is taking the necessary steps to bring its new DTA Protocol with India into effect, the Government said.
Treaty Update: Croatia - United Arab Emirates
Croatia and the United Arab Emirates signed a DTA on July 13, 2017.
Treaty Update: Canada - Grenada
Canada and Grenada signed a TIEA on July 14, 2017.
Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Cameroon
The United Arab Emirates and Cameroon signed a DTA on July 16, 2017.
Treaty Update: Grenada - Canada
Grenada announced the signing of a TIEA with Canada on July 17, 2017.
Treaty Update: Zimbabwe - Namibia
Namibia and Zimbabwe have begun negotiations to revise their DTA.
Treaty Update: Cambodia - Hong Kong
According to preliminary media reports, Cambodia and Hong Kong have initiated negotiations towards concluding a DTA.
Treaty Update: Ireland - Uruguay
Ireland has newly disclosed that it has completed DTA negotiations with Uruguay.
Treaty Update: India - Portugal
A DTA Protocol has been signed between India and Portugal, the Indian Government announced on June 23, 2017.
Treaty Update: Russia - Japan
The Russian Government has announced that it intends to soon sign a DTA with Japan.
Treaty Update: Japan - Iceland
Japan announced on May 29, 2017, that it had reached a DTA in principle with Iceland.
Treaty Update: Spain - Cape Verde
Spain and Cape Verde signed a DTA on June 5, 2017.
Treaty Update: Cyprus - San Marino
Cyprus and San Marino signed a DTA Protocol on May 19, 2017.