On 25 January 2017, the Swiss Federal Council approved the agreement between Switzerland and France on the tax regime at Basel-Mulhouse Airport and an agreement on compensation for the expenses of the French air traffic control authority in the Swiss sector (press release of 25 January 2017). In the meantime, the derogation requested by France with regard to VAT has been approved by the Council of the European Union (implementing decision 2017/320 of 21 February 2017).

The agreement regulates in particular the applicability of Swiss value added tax in the Swiss sector of the airport and the distribution of corporate tax revenues between the two countries. The agreement can enter into force as soon as it has gone through the national approval procedure in France.

Other information: including proposal for an implementing decision of the European Commission of 10 January 2017; media release of 4 November 2016 (initialled). The text of the agreement has not yet been published.