Canada and New Zealand Renew Tax Convention

Minister Fast and Peter Dunne, New Zealand’s Minister of Revenue

May 3, 2012 -Wellington, New Zealand - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, and Peter Dunne, New Zealand’s Minister of Revenue, sign a renewed double taxation convention that will contribute to the elimination of tax barriers to trade and investment between Canada and New Zealand.

The convention helps solidify bilateral economic links between the two countries and is consistent with the Government of Canada’s long-standing commitment to seek out new investment and trade opportunities for Canadians.

Canada has an extended network of double taxation conventions, with 89 such conventions in force. Canada keeps its double taxation regime up to date through the renegotiation of existing conventions and the negotiation, where warranted, of new ones.

Minister Fast is in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Government of Canada’s pro-trade plan to create jobs, growth and prosperity.

For more information about Minister Fast’s visit to Australia and New Zealand, visit Trade Visit to Australia and New Zealand. A high-resolution version of this photo may be downloaded.

For further information, media representatives may contact:

Rudy Husny
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

Trade Media Relations Office
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
613-996-2000
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