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International taxation, Tax teaties, Non-tax treaties, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, GATT, World Trade Organization agreement, WTO, North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, European Community treaty, EC


International Law | Taxation-Federal | Taxation-Transnational | Tax Law


This background note consists of two parts. Part one provides an overview of the extent to which tax matters are currently covered in non-tax treaties. This discussion focuses on the general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT)/World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement and the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) (which cover direct tax measures only to a limited extent) and the European Community (EC) treaty (which covers direct tax measures more broadly). Part two outlines the issues raised when tax matters are covered in non-tax treaties.


Background note to Brian J. Arnold, Jacques Sasseville, and Eric Zolt, "Summary of the Proceedings of an Invitational Seminar on Tax Treaties in the 21st Century."

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Robert A. Green, "The Interaction of Tax and Non-Tax Treaties", 50 Canadian Tax Journal (2002)