Tax Treaty News: March 2017

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Andorra and Portugal On 23 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Andorra and Portugal will enter into force for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This agreement will apply from 1 January 2018.
Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan On 1 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia was entered into force for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This agreement will apply from 1 January 2018.
Slovak Republic and UAE On 1 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between United Arab Emirates and Slovak Republic was entered into force for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This agreement will apply from 1 January 2018.
Belgium and Moldova On 30 March 2017, an amending protocol between Moldova and Belgium was signed to Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in Brussels. Once in force, the treaty and protocol will replace the existing DTA of 1987.
Luxembourg and Belgium On 29 March 2017, Luxembourg and Belgium signed an amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan On 23 March 2017, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan signed an amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in Astana.
Qatar and Kazakhstan On 21 March 2017, in accordance with Decree 17 of 2017, the Emir of Qatar has issued a ratification instrument to approve the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Kazakhstan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Switzerland and Pakistan On 21 March 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Pakistan and Switzerland was signed in Islamabad for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 2005.
Bahrain and Bangladesh On 21 March 2017, Bahrain ratified the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Bangladesh for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, by way of Law No. 10.
Luxembourg and Ukraine On 14 March 2017, the parliament of Ukraine passed a law ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Luxembourg for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Ghana and Mauritius On 11 March 2017, The Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Ghana and Mauritius was signed in Port Louis.
Netherlands and Ghana On 10 March 2017, Netherlands and Ghana signed an amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in Accra.
India and Belgium On 9 March 2017, an amending protocol between India and Belgium was signed to the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in New Delhi.
Cameroon and Czech Republic On 8 March 2017, the cabinet of the Czech Republic authorized to sign a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Cameroon for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Qatar and Turkey On 8 March 2017, Qatar issued a ratification instrument approving the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Turkey. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 2001.
Saudi Arabia and Mauritania On 6 March 2017, the cabinet of Saudi Arabia authorized the Minister of Finance (MoF) to sign a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Mauritania for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Saudi Arabia and Mexico On 6 March 2017, the cabinet of Saudi Arabia has approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Mexico for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Croatia and Kosovo On 6 March 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Croatia and Kosovo was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in Zagreb.
Portugal and France On 6 March 2017, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of Portugal signed a decree ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with France.
Cyprus and Iran On 5 March 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Iran and Cyprus was entered into force for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This treaty will apply from 1 January 2018.
Jersey and Mauritius On 3 March 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Jersey and Mauritius was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, in London.
Japan and Latvia On 2 March 2017, the Latvian parliament has approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Japan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

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