Tax Treaty News: May 2017

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Armenia and Sweden On 1 June 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Armenia and Sweden for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income entered into force. This Agreement will apply from 1 January 2018.
Switzerland and Kosovo On 26 May 2017, Switzerland and Kosovo signed a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) in the area of taxes on income and capital, in Pristina. The agreement will ensure legal certainty and a contractual framework that will have a beneficial impact on the two states’ economic relations.
Morocco and Bahrain On 25 May 2017, the Council of government of Morocco approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Bahrain.
Brazil and Russia On 24 May 2017, the Senate of Brazil approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Russia.
Brazil and India On 24 May 2017, the Senate of Brazil approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with India.
Bahrain and Philippines On 22 May 2017, the Council of Ministers of Bahrain approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Philippines.
Cyprus and San Marino On 19 May 2017, the protocol amending the agreement between Cyprus and San Marino for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income was signed, in Nicosia. The Protocol was signed, on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, and on behalf of the Republic of San Marino, by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country, Mr Nicola Renzi.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan On 18 May 2017, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan signed a Decree PP-2971 ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Kazakhstan.
Germany and Turkmenistan On 12 May 2017, the Federal Council of Germany approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Turkmenistan. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1981.
Belgium and Russia On 11 May 2017, the Belgian parliament approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Russia. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1995.
Mexico and Spain On 11 May 2017, the lower house of parliament of Spain approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Mexico.
Cyprus and Luxembourg On 8 May 2017 a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Cyprus and Luxembourg was signed in Nicosia.
Romania and Uzbekistan On 8 May 2017, the president of Romania signed a law ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Uzbekistan.
Romania and China On 8 May 2017, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, the president of Romania signed a law ratifying the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with China. Once in force and effective, the treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1991.
Italy and Romania On 4 May 2017, the Senate of Italy approved the draft law ratifying the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Romania. Once in force and effective, the treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1977.
Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania On 4 May 2017, the upper house of parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Romania. Once in force and effective, the treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1986.
Morocco and South Sudan On 4 May 2017, the Moroccan Council of government approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with South Sudan.
Morocco and Rwanda On 4 May 2017, the Moroccan Council of government approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Rwanda.
Morocco and Madagascar On 4 May 2017, the Moroccan Council of government approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Madagascar.
Morocco and Ghana On 4 May 2017, the Moroccan Council of government approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Ghana.
Morocco and Ethiopia On 4 May 2017, the Moroccan Council of government approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Ethiopia.
Belarus and Pakistan On 3 May 2017, Belarus ratified the amending protocol to the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Pakistan.
Belarus and Hong Kong On 3 May 2017, Belarus ratified the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Barbados and Cyprus On 3 May 2017 a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Barbados and Cyprus was signed. The agreement provides for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Italy and Barbados On 2 May 2017, the Chamber of Deputies of Italy approved the draft law ratifying the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Barbados for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Egypt and Saudi Arabia On 1 May 2017, the cabinet of Saudi Arabian approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Egypt for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Ukraine and Malta On 1 May 2017, the President of Ukraine signed 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.
Qatar and Spain On 28 April 2017, the lower house of parliament of Spain approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Qatar.
Mexico and Spain On 26 April 2017, the Senate of Mexico approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Spain.
Mexico and Argentina On 26 April 2017, the Mexican Senate approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Argentina for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Finland and Germany On 25 April 2017, Germany ratified the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Finland. Once in force and effective, the new treaty will replace the existing DTA of 1979.
Belarus and Pakistan On 21 April 2017, the Council of the Republic of Belarus approved the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Pakistan.
Belarus and Hong Kong On 21 April 2017, the Council of the Republic of Belarus approved the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Hong Kong for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Ukraine and Luxembourg On 18 April 2017, the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Luxembourg and Ukraine entered into force. The amending protocol and Agreement will apply from 1 January 2018.
Ethiopia and Portugal On 9 April 2017 the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Ethiopia and Portugal entered into force. The agreement provides for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

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