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Before all thanks for taking the time. To make the question

For Lane: Hi, before all thanks for taking the time. To make the question simpler, I want to start by linking this question I made one year ago, so you get a little background on a discussion I had:http://my.justanswer.com/question/index/8befe5f359c34a439ed0aab7b8e69bb0?continueTheConversation=False&comingFromAdservEmail=False&ratedThroughEmail=False&rating=0&fromPayPal=FalseI got another doubt about the effectively connected income (ECI) and regarding to the US and Venezuela Tax Treaty. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/venezu.pdfI've read under the tax treaty, that under Article 7th title "Bussiness Profits", on the first paragraph says: " The business profits of an enterprise of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State unless the enterprise carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein. If the enterprise carries on business as aforesaid, the business profits of the enterprise may be taxed in the other State, but only so much of them as are attributable to that permanent establishment"But also on paragraph N°3 says: "Nothing in this Article shall affect the application of any law of a Contracting State relating to the determination of the tax liability of a person in cases where the information available to the competent authority of that State is inadequate to determine the profits to be attributed to a permanent establishment, provided that, on the basis of the available information, the determination of the profits of the permanent establishment is consistent with the principles stated in this Article."I really interested in participating on the Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) Program, where I ship the merchandise to a Amazon facility located in the US, then Amazon take care of receiving, storage and shipping the items to the clients. I do not have a physical office on the US. So as the article N° 5 states that:"4. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, the term “permanentestablishment” shall be deemed not to include:a) the use of facilities solely for the purpose of storage, display, or delivery ofgoods or merchandise belonging to the enterprise;b) the maintenance of a stock of goods or merchandise belonging to the enterprisesolely for the purpose of storage, display, or delivery;c) the maintenance of a stock of goods or merchandise belonging to the enterprisesolely for the purpose of processing by another enterprise;d) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for the purpose ofpurchasing goods or merchandise, or of collecting information, for the enterprise;e) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for the purpose of carryingon, for the enterprise, any other activity of a preparatory or auxiliary character;f) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for any combination of theactivities mentioned in subparagraphs a) to e), provided that the overall activity of thefixed place of business resulting from this combination is of a preparatory or auxiliarycharacter."As article in paragraph N°2:"2. The Convention shall not restrict in any manner any exclusion, exemption, deduction,credit, or other allowance now or hereafter accorded:a) by the laws of either Contracting State; orb) by any other agreement between the Contracting States."Then, Will still be not subject to taxes on the US if I starting selling my merchandise using this FBA program and just get taxed on Venezuela?I suspect if I get taxed on the US, I hereby apply to the tax treaty exemptions that are specified on the US Tax Law?I appreciate any help on this.

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