Sunday 16, July 2017 by Jessica Combes

UAE MoF signs agreement for avoidance of double taxation with Cameroon


The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has signed a final agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with the Republic of Cameroon at the Ministry’s premises in Dubai.  

The agreement is in line with the Ministry’s strategy to strengthen bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries, in order to expand its network of international relations and tax agreements abroad. 

The agreement was signed by HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs and HE Ousmane Mey Al Amine, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Cameroon; in the presence of HE Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Assistant Undersecretary for International Financial Relations at MoF and a number of executives from the Ministry. 

span style="font-size: small;">Al Tayer stressed the importance of the agreement for its vital role in creating a legal framework that supports economic openness and the free movement of factors of production, encouraging trade and creating an attractive environment for foreign investments. “The double taxation agreements are important for the UAE, allowing national air carriers to be exempt from taxes and government investments from origin-based taxes. The agreements also exempt government investments from capital taxes and help to reduce tax burdens on private sector investments.” 

span style="font-size: small;">MoF has signed 173 bilateral agreements on the avoidance of double taxation and the encouragement and protection of investments with countries across the world. The Ministry is committed to implementing the highest economic standards of transparency and the exchange of information for tax purposes, as per G20 decisions, as well as the terms and conditions of all agreements for the avoidance of double taxation with the UAE’s key economic and trading partners.



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