“Government stepping up support to developing countries on tax issues” – Government of the Netherlands – June 22, 2015

In a press release distributed on June 22, 2015 the government of the Netherlands the following:

“The Netherlands has agreed on the inclusion of anti-abuse provisions in tax treaties with five developing countries. Negotiations with Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia have been successfully completed. ‘These are just the first five out of a total of 23 countries with which we want to reach agreement on combating tax avoidance,’ says Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen.  ‘We’re now starting to see real progress. It’s only fair that a company should pay a realistic amount of tax in the country where its operations actually take place.’”

You may read the press release on the Government of the Netherlands internet site.