Tax treaties

Belize and Cameroon deposit instruments for the ratification and Japan extends the application of the Multilateral BEPS Convention


21/04/2022 – Belize and Cameroon have deposited their instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS Convention), which now covers over 1820 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining their strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises. The Convention will enter into force on 1 August 2022 for those jurisdictions. In addition, Japan has notified an additional bilateral treaty to which the BEPS Convention will apply.


On 1 May 2022, over 880 treaties concluded among the 73 jurisdictions which have ratified, accepted or approved the BEPS Convention will have already been modified by the BEPS Convention. Around 940 additional treaties will be modified once the BEPS Convention will have been ratified by all Signatories.


The text of the BEPS Convention, the explanatory statement, background information, database, and positions of each signatory and parties are available at


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