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ARTICLE 3

General Definitions

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

  • (a) the term "Slovakia", means the Slovak Republic and, used in a geographical sense, means its territory, within which the Slovak Republic exercises its sovereign rights and jurisdiction, in accordance with the rules of international law;
  • (b) the term "Slovenia", means the Republic of Slovenia and, when used in a geographical sense, the territory of Slovenia, including the sea area, sea bed and sub-soil adjacent to the territorial sea, over which Slovenia may exercise its sovereign rights and jurisdiction in accordance with its domestic legislation and international law;
  • (c) the terms "a Contracting State" and "the other Contracting State" mean Slovakia or Slovenia as the context requires;
  • (d) the term "person" includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons;
  • (e) the term "company" means any body corporate or any entity that is treated as a body corporate for tax purposes;
  • (f) 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;
  • (g) the term "international traffic" means any transport by a ship, aircraft or road vehicle operated by an enterprise that has its place of effective management in a Contracting State, except when the ship, aircraft or road vehicle is operated solely between places in the other Contracting State;
  • (h) 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;
  • (i) the term "competent authority" means:
    • (i) in Slovakia: the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic or its authorised representative;
    • (ii) in Slovenia: the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia or its authorised representative.

(2) As regards the application of the Convention 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 the Convention 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.