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(1) Royalties arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State shall be taxable in that other State.

(2) These royalties, however, shall also be taxable in the Contracting State in which they arise and in accordance with the laws of this State, but if the beneficial owner of the royalties is a resident of the other Contracting State, the tax so charged cannot exceed 10 per cent of the gross amount of royalties.

(3) The term "royalties" as used in this Article means payments of any kind received as a consideration for the use of, or the right to use, any copyright of literary, artistic or scientific work, including cinematographic films, any patent, trademark, design or model, plan, secret formula or process or for any information related with experience acquired in the field of industry, commerce, or science (know-how).

(4) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the royalties, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on a business activity in the other Contracting State in which the royalties arise, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the right or property in respect of which the royalties are paid is effectively connected therewith. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14 of this Convention, as the case may be, shall apply.

(5) The royalties are deemed to arise in a Contracting State in case the payer is a resident of that State. In case the payer of the royalties, whether a resident of a Contracting State or not, however, has a permanent establishment in a Contracting State for which the contract giving rise to the payment of the royalties was concluded and the payment of such royalties is borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, such royalties shall be deemed to arise in the State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.

(6) Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some third party, the amount of the royalties, having regard to the service for which they are paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such special relationships, the provisions of this Article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable in accordance with the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.