(1) The nationals of a Contracting State shall not be subjected in the other Contracting State to any taxation or any requirements connected therewith, which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected obligations to which individuals possessing the nationality of that other Contracting State in the same circumstances, in particular with respect to residence, are or may be subjected.
(2) The taxation on a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State shall not be less favourably levied in that other Contracting State than the taxation levied on enterprises of third states, carrying on the same activities in the same circumstances and under the same methods.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article, nothing shall affect the right of either Contracting States to grant an exemption or reduction of taxes in accordance with its law and regulations or administrative practice to its own national.
(4) Except where the provisions of paragraph (1) of Article 10, paragraph (7) of Article 12 or paragraph (7) of Article 13 apply, interest, royalties and other disbursements paid by an enterprise of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State shall, for the purpose of determining the taxable profits of such enterprise, be deductible under the same conditions as if they had been paid to a resident of the first-mentioned State.
(5) This Article shall not be construed as obliging a Contracting State to grant to residents of the other Contracting State any personal allowances, reliefs and reductions for taxation purposes on account of civil status or family responsibilities which it grants to its own residents.
(6) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as imposing a legal obligation on a Contracting State to extend to the residents of the other Contracting State, the benefit of any treatment, preference or privilege which may be accorded to any third state or its residents by virtue of the formation of a customs union, economic union, a free trade area or any regional or sub-regional arrangement relating wholly or mainly to taxation to which the first-mentioned State may be a party pursuant to the practice of either Contracting State.
(7) Enterprises of a Contracting State, the capital of which is wholly or partly owned or which is controlled, directly or indirectly, by one or more residents of the other Contracting State, shall not be subjected in the first-mentioned Contracting State to any taxation or requirements connected therewith which is other or more burdensome than that to which other similar enterprises of that first mentioned State are subjected.
(8) In this Article, the term "taxation" means taxes which are the subject of this Agreement.