BARBADOS’ BILATERAL TREATY NETWORK AS AT

MAY 16th, 2017

DOUBLE TAXATION AGREEMENTS (DTAs) IN FORCE

COUNTRY DATE OF SIGNATURE ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 The United[1] Kingdom (Revised) April 26th, 2012 December 19th, 2012
2 Canada January 22nd, 1980 December 22nd, 1980
Protocol to the Barbados/Canada DTA November 8th, 2011 December 17th,  2013
3 USA December 31st, 1984 In force
1st Protocol to US/Barbados DTA December 18th, 1991 In force
2nd Protocol to US/Barbados DTA July 14th, 2004 December 20th, 2004
4 Finland June 15th, 1989 August 20th, 1992
Protocol to Barbados/Finland DTA November 3rd, 2011 June 1st, 2012
5 Norway November 15th, 1990 July 3rd, 1991
Protocol to Barbados/Norway DTA November 03, 2011 June 01, 2012
6 Sweden July 1st, 1991 December 1st, 1991
Protocol to the Barbados/Sweden DTA November 3rd, 2011 December 12th, 2012
7 Switzerland 1954[2]

 

1963

 

8 CARICOM[3] July 6th, 1994 July 7th, 1995
9 Venezuela December 11th, 1998 January, 2001
10 Cuba June 17th, 1999 March 16th, 2000
11 China May 15th, 2000 October 27th, 2000
Protocol to China treaty February 10th, 2010 June 9th, 2010
12 Malta December 5th, 2001 June 19th, 2002
Protocol to Barbados/Malta September 25th, 2013 April 30th, 2014
13 Mauritius September 28th, 2004 January 28th, 2005
14 Botswana February 23rd, 2005 August 12th, 2005
Protocol to the Barbados/Botswana DTA September 4th, 2014
15 Austria February 27th, 2006 April 1st, 2007
16 Kingdom of the Netherlands November 28th, 2006

 

July 12th, 2007
Protocol to the Barbados/Netherlands DTA November 27th, 2009 November 13th, 2011
17 Republic of Seychelles October 19th, 2007 April 21st, 2008
18 Republic of Mexico April 7th, 2008 January 16th, 2009
19 Panama June 21st, 2010 February 18th, 2011
20 Luxembourg December 1st, 2009 August 8th, 2011
21 Spain December 1st, 2010 October 14th, 2011
22 Iceland November 3rd, 2011 February 24th, 2012
23 Czech Republic October 26th, 2011 June 6th, 2012
24 Bahrain December 3rd, 2012 July 16th, 2013
25 Singapore July 15th, 2013 April 25th, 2014
26 San Marino December 14th, 2012 August 6th, 2013
27 Qatar December 6th, 2012 June 5th, 2013
28 United Arab Emirates September 22nd, 2014 February 18th, 2016

 

DTAs

Awaiting Ratification

COUNTRY DATE OF SIGNATURE

 

STATUS
1 Cyprus May 3rd, 2017 Both countries are in the process of completing their ratification procedures.
2 Italy August 24th, 2015 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Italy on the status of their ratification procedures.
3 Rwanda December 22th, 2014 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Rwandan authorities on the status of their ratification procedures.
4 Portugal October 22nd, 2010 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Portugal on the status of their ratification procedures.

 

5 Republic of Ghana April 22nd, 2008 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Ghana on the status of their ratification procedures.

 

Protocol Awaiting Ratification

COUNTRY DATE OF SIGNATURE

 

STATUS
1 Botswana

 

September 4th, 2014 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Botswana on the status of their ratification procedures.

 

 

DTAs

Awaiting Signature

COUNTRY DATE INITIALLED

 

STATUS
1 Malaysia

 

February 8th, 2013 Awaiting signature
2 Belgium February 12th, 2010 Awaiting signature.

 

3 Vietnam November 6th, 2009 Awaiting signature.

 

 

TAX INFORMATION EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS (TIEAs)

In Force

COUNTRY SIGNED ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 South Africa September 17th, 2013 January 19th, 2015
2 Faroe Islands November 3rd, 2011 June 25th, 2013
3 Denmark November 3rd, 2011 June 14th, 2012
4 Greenland November 3rd, 2011 May 2nd, 2012
5 U.S.A November 3rd, 1984 November 3rd, 1984

 

TIEAs

Awaiting Ratification

COUNTRY DATE INITIALLED

 

SIGNED STATUS
1 Colombia October 14th, 2014 November 25th, 2014 Barbados has completed its ratification procedures and awaits official notification from Colombian authorities on the status of their ratification procedures.

 

 

 TIEAs

Awaiting Signature


COUNTRY

 

DATE INITIALLED
1 France January 12th, 2012

 

2 Germany November 30th, 2011

 

 

BILATERAL INVESTMENT TREATIES (BITS)

  COUNTRY DATE OF SIGNATURE ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 Belgium/Luxembourg

Economic Union

May 29th, 2009 Awaiting ratification
2 Ghana April 22nd, 2008 Awaiting ratification
3 Mauritius September 28th, 2004 June 28th, 2005
4 China July 20th, 1998 October 1st, 1999
5 Canada May 29th, 1996 January 17th, 1997
6 Cuba February 19th, 1996 August 13th, 1998
7 Italy October 25th, 1995 July 21st, 1997
8 Switzerland March 29th, 1995 June 26th, 1995
9 Germany December 2nd, 1994 May 11th, 2002
10 Venezuela July 15th, 1994 October 31st, 1995
11 The United Kingdom April 7th, 1993 April, 1993

 

International Business Division

Ministry of Industry, International Business,

Commerce and Small Business Development

May 16, 2017

[1] The new (revised) Barbados/UK DTA which entered into force on December 19, 2012 replaces the original Barbados/UK DTA which entered into force on November 26, 1970.

[2] Agreement extended to Barbados by virtue of Agreement between Switzerland and the U.K.

[3] The CARICOM DTA counts as 10 DTAs.  These are with Antigua, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.