Event details

Workshop on tax treaty negotiation held as part of the “Tax for SDGs Initiative”, a partnership between the Department of Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Finance and UNDP

By the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bhutan

10-13 October 2023

Event details

Twenty tax officials from the Department of Revenue and Customs (DRC) came together for a capacity-building workshop focused on tax treaty negotiation, tax treaty policy formulation and the creation of a tailored country-specific tax treaty model. It was a first such workshop for the Bhutanese tax officials and was organized by DRC and UNDP, as part of the “Tax for SDGs Initiative”, in collaboration with The South Centre.


The rigorous workshop enhanced participants’ understanding of international tax law. They delved into the intricacies of international tax law, gaining in-depth insights into the complexities of cross-border taxation and public international law principles.


Participants also learned how to craft a tailored tax treaty policy framework that suits the specific needs of Bhutan. This included strategies to create policies that align with the country’s economic objectives as well as international obligations.


The highlight of the workshop was a simulated negotiation exercise, which offered the participants hands-on experience in crafting successful negotiation strategies.



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