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ARTICLE 4

General Definitions

(1) For the purposes of this Agreement unless the context otherwise requires:

  • (a) the term "Croatia" means the territory of the Republic of Croatia as well as those maritime areas adjacent to the outer limit of territorial sea, including seabed and subsoil thereof, over which the Republic of Croatia in accordance with international law and the laws of the Republic of Croatia exercises its sovereign rights and jurisdiction;
  • (b) the term "United Arab Emirates" when used in a geographical sense, means the territory of the United Arab Emirates which is under its sovereignty as well as the area outside the territorial water, airspace and submarine areas over which the United Arab Emirates exercises, sovereign and jurisdictional rights in respect of any activity carried on in its territorial water, seabed, subsoil, in connection with the exploration for or the exploitation of natural resources by virtue of its law and international law;
  • (c) the terms "a Contracting State" and "the other Contracting State” mean, as the context requires, Croatia or United Arab Emirates; (d) the term "tax" means, as the context requires, a Croatian tax or United Arab Emirates tax; (e) the term "person" includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons; (f) the term "company" means any body corporate or any entity which is treated as a body corporate for tax purposes; (g) the terms "enterprise of a Contracting State” and "enterprise of the other Contracting State" mean respectively an enterprise carried on by a resident of a Contracting State and an enterprise carried on by a resident of the other Contracting State;
  • (h) the term "international traffic" means any transport by a ship, aircraft or road transport vehicle operated by an enterprise which has its place of effective management in a Contracting State, except when the ship, aircraft or road transport vehicle is operated solely between places in the other Contracting State;
  • (i) the term "competent authority" means:
    • (i) in Croatia, the Minister of Finance or his authorized representative;
    • (ii) in United Arab Emirates, the Minister of Finance or his authorized representative;
  • (j) the term "national" means:
    • (i) any individual possessing the nationality of a Contracting State;
    • (ii) any legal person, partnership or association deriving its status as such from the laws in force in a Contracting State;
  • (k) the term "business" includes the performance of professional services and of the other activities of an independent character.

(2) As regards the application of this Agreement at any time by a Contracting State any term not defined therein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning that it has at that time under the law of that State for the purposes of the taxes to which this Agreement applies, any meaning under the applicable tax laws of that State prevailing over a meaning given to the term under other laws of that State.