AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
With reference to paragraph 7 of Article 5
The Contracting States note that the term " substantially negotiate " is included at Australia ' s request to remove any doubt as to the existence of a permanent establishment where contracts that have been negotiated by an agent in one State are formally concluded in the other State by signature in that other State.