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Norway - Sint Maarten Tax Treaty (as amended by 2009 protocol) — Orbitax Tax Hub

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ARTICLE 8

Shipping, Air Transport and Containers

(1) Profits from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of the enterprise is situated. If this State cannot tax the total profits of the enterprise such profits may be taxed in the State where the recipient is a resident.

(2) If the place of effective management of a shipping enterprise is aboard a ship then it shall be deemed to be situated in the Contracting State in which the home harbour of the ship is situated, or, if there is no such home harbour, in the Contracting State of which the operator of the ship is a resident.

(3) The provisions of paragraph (1) shall also apply to profits derived from the participation in a pool, a joint business or in an international operating agency.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 7 of this Convention profits of an enterprise of a Contracting State from the use, maintenance or rental of containers (including trailers and related equipment for the transport of containers) used for the transport of goods or merchandise shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of that enterprise is situated except insofar as those containers or trailers and related equipment are used for transport solely between places within the other Contracting State.

(5) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, where ships or aircraft are operated in international traffic by a partnership which includes one or more partners resident in a Contracting State and one or more partners resident in the other Contracting State, and provided that the effective management of the enterprise is not carried on solely in one of the Contracting States, profits shall be taxable, in proportion to the share of the said partners, only in the State of which each such partner is a resident.

(6) The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (3) shall apply to profits derived by the joint Norwegian, Danish and Swedish air transport consortium Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), but only insofar as profits derived by Det Norske Luftfartsselskap A/S (DNL), the Norwegian partner of the Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), are in proportion to its share in that organisation.