UAE signs agreement on avoidance of double taxation with the Kingdom of Jordan

[11-04-2016 02:25 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The agreement was signed by HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, and HE Omar Zuhair Abdelfattah Malhas, Jordanian Minister of Finance; in the presence of HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary at MoF, HE Dr. Ezzedine Kanakrieh, Secretary General of the Kingdom of Jordan, as well as the participating UAE and Jordanian delegations in the ‘Joint Annual Meeting of Arab Financial Institutions’.

HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer stressed the importance of signing similar agreements to enhance the investment environment and develop trade relations between the two countries. HE Al Tayer also highlighted that the agreement on tax exemption for air transport between the two parties will remain in effect.

HE said, “The Ministry continues to strengthen the UAE’s relations with different countries across the globe, and expand its network of agreements on the avoidance of double taxation and tax evasion on income, due to their role in protecting and encouraging investment on a global level. The Ministry also works on establishing direct communication with prominent Emirati investors’ abroad as well as local airlines to discuss prominent ways to protect and encourage investment within the country.

HE added, “The agreement with the Kingdom of Jordan is an addition to a series of agreements and economic, trade and investment relations between the two countries. This is considered as an example of joint Arab economic work, and is reflected in the growth witnessed through trade and investment exchange between countries.”

The UAE signed a number of agreements with the Kingdom of Jordan, including the encouragement and protection of investment agreement in 2009. The agreement aims to encourage Emirati and Jordanian businessmen to invest in both countries by providing them with the necessary foundations to motivate and increase trade and investment activities.

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