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Once in China, always Coca-cola?

Il gran capo della Coca Cola critica il sistema di tassazione americana e spiega che per il business la Cina sta diventando un ambiente migliore degli Stati Uniti.

Dal Playbook di Michael Allen di Politico
CHILLING STORY TO DRIVE DEBATE FOR ‘12 AND SUPERCOMMITTEE – "Coke chief criticises US tax rules" in Financial Times video interview at Clinton Global Initiative: "Coca-Cola now sees the US becoming a less friendly business environment than China, … citing political gridlock and an antiquated tax structure. … Muhtar Kent, Coke’s chief executive, said ‘in many respects’ it was easier doing business in China, which he likened to a well-managed company. ‘You have a one-stop shop in terms of the Chinese foreign investment agency and local governments are fighting for investment with each other … They’re learning very fast, these countries … In the west, we’re forgetting what really worked 20 years ago. In China and other markets around the world, you see the kind of attention to detail about how business works and how business creates employment.’ …

"Kent argued that US states did not compete enough with each other to attract businesses while Chinese provinces were clamouring to draw investment from international companies. … Kent’s remarks came a month after Coke said it was ramping up its investment in China … Kent said that US tax burdens and political polarisation were creating uncertainty for businesses and hurting investment. ‘I believe the US owes itself to create a 21st century tax policy for individuals as well as businesses … If you talk about an American company doing business in the world today with its Chinese, Russian, European or Japanese counterparts, of course we’re disadvantaged … A Chinese or Swiss company can do whatever it wants with those funds [earned overseas]. When we want to bring them back, we are faced with a very large tax burden. … When a country is in trouble, you can’t have a polarised political process … There’s too much comfort. We need more needles to stick in politicians.’"

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