• A provision is inserted that requires the agreement of Canada and Australia before resorting to the General Agreement on Trade in Dispute Settlement Services procedure. This will prevent a single country from unilaterally arguing before the Council for Trade in Services over whether a measure falls within the scope of the tax treaty. 5.31 The negotiation of a protocol of amendment (with a round of formal negotiations in Australia) and the adoption of the resulting amendments cost approximately $46,000. Most of these costs were borne by the ATO, although other agencies, such as the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, would bear some of them. There would also be an uns quantified price with regard to parliamentary time and editorial resources for the adoption of amendments to the 1980 DTR, although these are not significant in the past on the basis of similar agreements. Australia has also concluded bilateral agreements with a number of countries regarding the exchange of tax information. 5.13 As of August 2001, Canada had concluded 71 bilateral tax agreements (about eight of which have been concluded but are not yet in force) and are negotiating with some 22 countries. In general, Canada sticks to the OECD model. (6) For the purposes of paragraph 3 of Article XXII (Consultation) of the General Convention on Trade in Services, the States Parties agree that, notwithstanding this paragraph, any dispute between them as to whether a measure falls within the scope of this Convention may be submitted to the Council for Trade in Services in accordance with this paragraph, unless agreed by both States Parties. Doubts as to the interpretation of this paragraph shall be dispelled in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article or, in the absence of agreement under this procedure, in accordance with another procedure agreed upon by both States Parties. A tax treaty is also called a tax treaty or double taxation treaty (DBA).
They prevent double taxation and tax evasion and promote cooperation between Australia and other international tax authorities by imposing their respective tax laws. 5.60 A second protocol between Australia and Malaysia is the only way to reach bilateral agreement on all of the above objectives. 4.2 The first amendment amends the current definition of the Greek agreement in the Agreements Act . . .