an agreement between two or more independent nations The question of the way in which income earned in a foreign country is to be taxed in the home country is regulated by a tax treaty between the two countries.
- The words treaty and convention have similar, but not identical meanings. Both are contracts between states, but a convention is less important and less formal than a treaty.
- An executive agreement is an agreement between the US and another country, which is made by the President. Unlike a treaty, an executive agreement is not ratified by the Senate.
- The treaty still faces court challenges in Germany, Britain and Denmark.
- Among the legal problems was the effect on other treaty parties.