Barbados International Business Association November Luncheon

The Barbados International Business Association’s November Luncheon will focus on the recently signed Protocol to amend the Barbados Canada Tax Treaty

“The Amendments to the Barbados-Canada DTA: What Will This Mean for Barbados?”

Presented by Dominique Pepin, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young, Barbados

The Barbados Canada tax treaty is one of the island’s oldest and most important treaties dating back to 1980.  With the recent signing of a Protocol to amend this agreement having taken place on November 8, 2011, this longstanding agreement is about to be transformed through a modernizing overhaul.

This treaty is by far the most important Barbados tax treaty in place today for the Caribbean island nation and Canadian companies provide the largest source of international investment on the island.  In addition, Barbados is Canada’s number one offshore business jurisdiction of choice accounting for 9% of Canada’s foreign direct investment.  The island is the third biggest recipient of Canada’s foreign investment behind only the U.S.A. and Britain.

Dominique Pepin will discuss the impact that this Protocol will have for business in Barbados.  In addition, she will cover the implications of this amendment within the current OECD context and what the island can expect from its treaty partners in the future.

BIBA Luncheon Details

Location: The Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point, St. Michael

Date: November 22, 2011

Time: 12 pm to 2 pm

Cost: $95 for BIBA Members, $110 for Non-Members

Registration: Call 434-2422 or email

About Dominique Pepin

Dominique Pepin is a Tax Partner at Ernst & Young in Barbados.  She joined Ernst & Young, Barbados, in 2001 having moved to the island from Montreal where she had also worked for another big accounting firm since 1996.

She has a Bachelor of Law Degree and a Master’s Degree in Canadian Tax.  She is also a member of various organizations including the Quebec Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Her tax experience is extensive with a focus on international restructuring, cross border transactions and advising on tax audits.  She has experience in various sectors including mining, telecommunication, petroleum and financial services.

This will be BIBA’s final Luncheon of the year and it promises to be a very important one for all managers and accountants in the Barbados international business sector.

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