AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
This Protocol, which shall form an integral part of the Agreement, shall enter into force on the last of the dates on which the Contracting States exchange notes through the diplomatic channel notifying each other that the last of such things has been done as is necessary to give this Protocol the force of law in Australia and in Malaysia respectively, 
Notes to this effect were exchanged at Kuala Lumpur 23 December 1999 and 27 June 2000. The Protocol entered into force 27 June 2000.and thereupon this Protocol shall, subject to paragraph 2, have effect:
(a) in Australia:
(i) subject to subparagraph 1(a)(ii), for the purposes of Article 9 of the Protocol in respect of tax on income of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July 1987;
(ii) to the extent that Article 9 of the Protocol has application in respect of Malaysian tax forgone in accordance with section 35 or 37 of the Promotion of Investments Act 1986 of Malaysia, in respect of tax on income of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July 1985;
(iii) in the case of subparagraph (c) of Article 2 of the Protocol, in respect of tax on income of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July 1993; and
(iv) in any other case, in relation to income of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July in the calendar year next following that in which this Protocol enters into force;
(b) in Malaysia:
(i) for the purposes of Article 9 of the Protocol in respect of Malaysian tax for any year of assessment beginning on or after 1 January 1988;
(ii) in the case of subparagraph (c) of Article 2 of the Protocol in respect of tax for any year of assessment beginning on or after 1 January 1994; and
(iii) in any other case, in respect of Malaysian tax for any year of assessment beginning on or after 1 January in the second calendar year following the calendar year in which this Protocol enters into force.
Where any provision of the Agreement that is affected by this Protocol would have afforded any greater relief from tax than is afforded by the amendments made by this Protocol, that provision shall continue to have effect:
(a) in Australia, for any year of income; and
(b) in Malaysia, for any year of assessment
beginning, in either case, before the entry into force of this Protocol.
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