Mauritius signs the multilateral BEPS Convention to tackle tax avoidance by multinational enterprises


05/07/2017 – Today at the 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 Headquarters in Paris, Mahess Rawoteea of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Mauritius, signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) in the presence of Douglas Frantz, 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 Deputy Secretary-General.


Based on expressed reservations at this point in time, 23 tax treaties would be impacted by this signing. We note that Mauritius issued a statement today, reaffirming its commitment to implement the minimum standards developed in the course of the  蜂鸟电竞在线入口/G20 BEPS Project  into its entire tax treaty network by the end of 2018. Mauritius has committed to modify its remaining tax treaties through bilateral negotiations. 


The  MLI is a legal instrument designed to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational enterprises. BEPS refers to tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations. The MLI allows jurisdictions to transpose results from the 蜂鸟电竞在线入口/G20 BEPS Project, including minimum standards to implement in tax treaties to prevent treaty abuse and “treaty shopping”, into their existing networks of bilateral tax treaties in a quick and efficient manner. It was developed through inclusive negotiations involving more than 100 countries and jurisdictions, under a  mandate  delivered by G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors at their February 2015 meeting.

Signing ceremony of the MLI by Mauritius
Mahess Rawoteea from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Mauritius, and Douglas Fratnz, 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 Deputy Secretary-General, during the signing ceremony, 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 Headquarters, Paris, 5 July 2017

The 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 is the depositary of the MLI and is supporting governments in the process of signature, ratification and implementation. The 69 jurisdictions participating in the MLI and the position of each Party and Signatory under the Convention are available on the 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 website.


The text of the MLI, the explanatory statement and background information are available at: .


Media queries should be directed to Pascal Saint-Amans (+33 1 45 24 91 08), Director of the 蜂鸟电竞在线入口 Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) or to CTPA’s Communications Office .


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