Tax Treaty News: April 2017

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Ireland and Kazakhstan On 27 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Ireland and Kazakhstan was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Pakistan and Bulgaria On 26 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Pakistan and Bulgaria was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Bahrain and Thailand On 25 April 2017, Bahrain and Thailand 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 Manama.
Latvia and Singapore On 20 April 2017, Latvia and Singapore 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 Washington DC.
Andorra and United Arab Emirates On 20 April 2017, the general council of Andorra approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with United Arab Emirates for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
India and Portugal According to a press release of 19 April 2017, the Union Cabinet of India has given its approval for signing of a Protocol amending the Convention with Portugal for avoidance of double taxation. The Protocol will also ensure prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Netherlands and Uzbekistan On 19 April 2017, the President of Uzbekistan signed a Decree ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Netherlands.
Belarus and Hong Kong On 19 April 2017, the Belarusian Lower Chamber of Parliament approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong.
Bangladesh and Bhutan On 18 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Bangladesh and Bhutan was signed in Thimphu.
Bahrain and Philippines On 13 April 2017, the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Bahrain and Philippines was signed.
Malta and Ukraine On 13 April 2017, the parliament of Ukraine passed a law ratifying the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Malta for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Czech Republic and Ghana On 11 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Czech Republic and Ghana was signed in Accra.
Bahrain and Philippines On 10 April 2017, the Cabinet of Bahrain authorized the Minister of Finance (MoF) to sign an amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Philippines.
Estonia and Kyrgyzstan On 10 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Estonia and Kyrgyzstan was signed in Estonia.
Romania and Uzbekistan On 10 April 2017, the Senate of Romania approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Uzbekistan.
Romania and China On 10 April 2017, the Senate of Romania approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with China for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Azerbaijan and Israel On 7 April 2017, the parliament of Azerbaijan approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Israel.
Malawi and Zambia On 6 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Malawi and Zambia was signed in Lusaka.
Cameroon and South Africa On 6 April 2017, the Senate of Cameroon approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with South Africa for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Rwanda and Morocco On 5 April 2017, the Council of Ministers of Rwanda approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Morocco for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Ukraine and Luxembourg On 3 April 2017, the President of Ukraine signed 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.
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan On 3 April 2017, Azerbaijan 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 Baku.
Kenya and Korea (Rep) On 3 April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Kenya and Korea (Rep.) 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.
Ghana and Singapore On 31 March 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Singapore and Ghana was signed in Ghana for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Qatar and Spain On 31 March 2017, the Council of Ministers of Spain approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Qatar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Armenia and Germany On 31 March 2017, the German Federal Council of ministers approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Armenia. Once in force and effective, the treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1981.
Germany and Macedonia On 31 March 2017, the Federal Council of Germany approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Macedonia.
France and Portugal On 30 March 2017, the Council of Ministers of France approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Portugal.
Japan and Latvia On 30 March 2017, Latvia ratified 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.
Romania and China On 28 February 2017, the Chamber of Deputies of Romania approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with China. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1991.
Romania and Uzbekistan On 28 February 2017, Romania has approved the amending protocol to Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Uzbekistan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Bangladesh and Bhutan On 27 February 2017, the cabinet of Bangladesh authorized the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Bhutan for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Bangladesh and Qatar On 27 February 2017, the cabinet of Bangladesh authorized the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Qatar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
United States and Vietnam In accordance with resolution 29/NQ-CP of 24 February 2017, Vietnam ratified the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with United States for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
India and Vietnam On 21 February 2017, the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between India and Vietnam was entered into force. This protocol will apply from 1 April 2018 in India and from 1 January 2018 in Vietnam.
Jersey and Cyprus On 17 February 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Jersey 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.
Panama and Vietnam On 14 February 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Vietnam and Panama was entered into force. This treaty will apply from 1 January 2018.
New Zealand and British Virgin Islands On 23 December 2016, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between New Zealand and British Virgin Islands was entered into force for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. This agreement applied from 1 April 2017 for New Zealand and 1 January 2017 for the British Virgin Islands.
Uzbekistan and Pakistan On 25 October 2016, the amending protocol between Uzbekistan and Pakistan was entered into force that was signed on 17 November 2015. This protocol is applicable as of 1 January 2017.

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