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ARTICLE 8

Shipping and Air Transport

(1) Income and profits derived by an enterprise of a Contracting State from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall be taxable only in that State.

(2) The provision of paragraph 1 shall also apply to the share of income and profits from the operation of ships or aircraft derived by a resident of a Contracting State through participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency.

(3) In this Article:

  • (a) the term "profits" includes:
    • (i) interest derived from the deposits with any bank of any income or profit derived from the operation of ships or aircraft between the Contracting State.
  • (b) the term "operation of ships or aircraft" in international traffic by a person, includes:
    • (i) the charter or rental of ships or aircraft,
    • (ii) the rental of containers and related equipment, and
    • (iii) the alienation of ships, aircraft, containers and related equipment,
  • by that person provided that such charter, rental or alienation is incidental to the operation by that person of ships or aircraft in international traffic.