Optimizing Asian Operations Through Hong Kong's Double Tax Agreement Network


The rapid expansion of Hong Kong’s double tax agreement network is likely to create tax planning opportunities for global corporations with operations across Asia. Hong Kong is now a signatory of 17 DTAs, the most recent being the November finalization of a DTA with Japan and the December finalization of

one with New Zealand. Although Singapore, with an extensive network of more than 60 treaties, is generally considered the most desirable holding company jurisdiction in Asia, Hong Kong is quickly mounting a serious challenge to Singapore’s preeminence in this regard.

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