Many multinational firms will be breathing a sigh of relief this morning with the news that India’s Supreme Court found in favour of Vodafone in the long running tax dispute related to the firm’s 2007 acquisition of Hutchison Essar. In … Continue reading

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ICC UK will today hold a high-level meeting—bringing together industry, government and other stakeholders—looking at how business can comply with the EU’s e-Privacy Directive. The session will provide an important opportunity to discuss progress in the development of ICC UK’s … Continue reading

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We hear that India’s Supreme Court is set to issue its widely-anticipated decision on whether UK-based telecoms firm Vodafone must pay in excess of £2bn in taxes on an $11.1 billion takeover that was completed in 2007. Whilst it’s not … Continue reading

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Last week, the International Development Committee published a report on ‘Working Effectively in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States’. The Committee examined the Department for International Development’s proposed increase in aid and development assistance to fragile and conflict affected states by 2015. … Continue reading

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At last week’s WTO Ministerial, ICC UK was part of the ICC team chosen to launch the ICC Open Markets Index—a new tool to analyse the openness to trade and investment of over 70 economies. The Index—which has been funded by … Continue reading

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Sir James Dyson’s opinion piece in the Times on 7 December rightly highlights the problem of poor IP protection in China. It’s little surprise that Dyson is facing problems; indeed many technology companies find themselves in the same boat. One … Continue reading

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The news that the Government has appointed its first ever Intellectual Property Attaché in China is unlikely to hit the headlines on a day when most media outlets will be focused on developments in Brussels. But that shouldn’t shade perception … Continue reading

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Earlier this week HM Treasury published eagerly-awaited details of its proposed reform of international corporation tax. ICC UK has been campaigning for changes to the UK’s antiquated rules for taxing Controlled Foreign Companies, or CFCs, for almost a decade. Reforms … Continue reading

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Ahead of the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC8), ICC UK is calling on the European Union to take a lead in championing pragmatic steps to counter trade protectionism and strengthen the multilateral trading system. The latest reports from Geneva suggest … Continue reading

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Evan Davis, the BBC Broadcaster, gave a lively speech at the CBI dinner last night in which he appealed for British companies to lead a return to growth by exporting more. This is absolutely right. The problem, as he said, … Continue reading

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