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Caribbean States Appeal To EU Over Tax Blacklisting

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, a grouping of 15 Caribbean territories, says it is working hard through its Brussels embassy to address EU concerns, which have led to a number of its members being included on a tax blacklist. Read Full Story


EU Requires Belgium, France To End Port Tax Breaks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Belgium and France must abolish corporate tax exemptions granted to their ports so as to align their tax regimes with European Union state aid rules, the European Commission has said. Read Full Story


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


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 Intensifies Lobbying Against UK Air Tax

by Amanda Banks,, London

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Caribbean is to intensify efforts to establish a 'fairer passenger tax system' in the UK during an official visit to the city of London, which will include a series of meetings between high-level officials and parliamentary bodies, the Caribbean Tourism Organization said. 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



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