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On 8 February 2021, Qatar and Rwanda signed an income tax treaty.

The agreement aims to eliminate double taxation between the two countries, encourage trade exchange, increase investment opportunities, and enhance international standards of transparency through the exchange of documented financial information.

The treaty is the first of its kind between the two countries and will enter into force after the ratification instruments are exchanged.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Ahmed bin Issa Al Mohannadi, the GTA’s President and His Excellency Francois Nkulikiyimfura, Rwanda’s Ambassador to Doha, in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Dosari, Director of African Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The State of Qatar and the Republic of Rwanda today has signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent financial evasion between the governments of the two countries, at the General Tax Authority’s (GTA) headquarters in Doha.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Ahmed bin Issa Al Mohannadi, the GTA’s President and His Excellency Francois Nkulikiyimfura, Rwanda’s Ambassador to Doha, in the presence of His Excellency Ambassador Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Dosari, Director of African Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The agreement aims to eliminate double taxation between the two countries, solve obstacles that may restrict the movement of capital and encourage trade exchange, increase investment opportunities between the two sides through individuals and corporates, and enhance international standards of transparency through the exchange of documented financial information.

This agreement also stipulates important economic articles in the areas of maritime and air transport, joint ventures, and other areas such as dividends, interest and royalties, in line of strengthening of economic relations between the two friendly countries.

Qatar has previously signed several agreements to avoid double taxation and prevent financial evasion with a number of other brotherly and friendly countries, and discussions are currently underway with a number of other countries with the aim of signing similar agreements in this field, in line with the investment direction of the State of Qatar abroad.



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