On 16 January 2017, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Professor K C Chan, on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, signed in Hong Kong a comprehensive agreement on the avoidance of double taxation ("CDTA") with Belarus.

Under the CDTA, Belarus' withholding tax rate on dividend, royalties and interest payment to Hong Kong residents will be reduced as follows:

This is the 36th CDTA that Hong Kong has signed with its trading partners. The CDTA will come into force after the completion of ratification procedures on both sides.

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