Τhe Greek Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras and the Ambassador of France to Greece Patrick Maisonnave signed the revised Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation Greece – France (SADF) and the Protocol that accompanies it.

With this new Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation Relating to Income Taxes and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance between Greece and France, the original Convention that has been in force since 1965 is revised.

The Agreement, being one of the oldest Double Taxation Agreements maintained by both countries, supports the strong bilateral economic ties for the benefit of citizens and legal entities.


Given that the Double Taxation Agreements are the most important form of economic cooperation between two countries, it is expected that this revised Convention will serve as an incentive for the further development of economic/trade relations between Greece and France

The Convention reflects the modern tax trends at the international level, based on the Model Convention of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD Model 2017).

The purpose of the Convention is to strengthen the cooperation of the two countries in tax matters, to eliminate double taxation in relation to income taxes, without creating opportunities for non-taxation or reduced taxation through tax evasion or avoidance.

The signing ceremony coincided with the visit of a delegation of French companies of MEDEF (French Business Movement), who traveled to Greece to explore new business opportunities.

“After the signing, France will try to ratify the new text as soon as possible, so that it can enter into force quickly,” said the French Ambassador to Greece, Patrick Maisonnave.