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European Commission Investigation into French and Belgian Tax Subsidies

The European Commission has announced a competition investigation into French and Belgian ports. The focus is on whether various corporation tax exemptions given to the ports amount to illegal state aid. The competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “Ports play a … Continue reading

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Rotterdam and Other Ports to Appeal European Commission Tax Ruling

The Rotterdam port authority, together other Dutch shipping and sea ports, has said it will appeal the European Commission January ruling against its exemption from corporation tax. The basis of the challenge is thought to be an infringement of proper … Continue reading

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European Challenge to Tax Status of Ports

The European Commission considers the Netherlands corporation tax exemption for 6 of its main and publicly owned main seaports as anti-competitive. The ports include Groningen, Amsterdam and Rotterdam. This follows an investigation by the EC and changes to Dutch law. … Continue reading

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