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Guadeloupe News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

EU Approves Tax Breaks For French Regions

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The European Commission has approved proposals for reductions to France's octroi de mer tax, which is levied on goods imported to France's outermost regions and locally produced goods. Read Full Story


Three EU States' Tax Regimes For Ports Challenged

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The European Commission has announced that Netherlands must abolish an exemption from corporate tax for its six seaports, to align the regime with EU state aid rules, and separately has called on Belgium and France to align their tax regimes for ports with state aid rules.Read Full Story



Study Backs French Real Estate Tax Review

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

There are significant disparities between the level of resident tax paid by households in different areas of France, according to a study from French housing association CGL, which has called for reform.Read Full Story


France Cuts Fuel Tax In Reunion

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The French overseas ministry has recently confirmed that fuel prices will be reduced in the island of Réunion by 8 cents per litre from March 1 until the end of the year, following a tax agreement reached with the French department’s local authorities.Read Full Story



MEPs Approve Deal On Latin American Banana Imports

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The 2009 Geneva agreement on European Union import tariffs for bananas from Latin American countries, which is designed to end the longest-running dispute in the history of international trade, has received the backing of the European Parliament.Read Full Story


Caribbean Amongst Last Regions To Recover

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Monday, April 26, 2010

Commenting upon the release of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Report, Chief of the World Economic Division, Petya Koeva Brooks, warned that the Caribbean region can expect a protracted recovery from the financial economic crisis, despite a return of more favorable conditions globally.Read Full Story