Press release

The Republic of Seychelles signs Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with the State of Guernsey

February 3, 2014

On Monday 27th January 2014, the Republic of Seychelles and the State of Guernsey signed an Agreement for the avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to taxes on income.

The Agreement was signed on behalf of the Republic of Seychelles by its High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Mrs. Marie Pierre Lloyd and on behalf of the State of Guernsey, The Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Gavin St. Pierre.

The Agreement provides for certainty with regards to taxes payable on incomes generated from investments made between the two countries. It also provides an inducement to nationals of both countries to focus their attention on increasing trade and investment opportunities. The signing of this agreement will also further strengthen the existing good relationship between Seychelles and the State of Guernsey.

Both sides have expressed their wish to explore more possibilities of expanding bilateral cooperation in other fields. The State of Guernsey has expressed much interest in the concept of the Blue Economy, noting that in 2012 Seychelles had spearheaded the concept. The State of Guernsey has also shown interest in oil exploration in Seychelles and SOLAS.


*MInistry of Finance, Trade and Investment