The reasons the Dutch Government gives for appealing against the decision of the European Commission in the Starbucks Case

On November 27, 2015 the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced that it was going to file an appeal against the decision of the European Commission that the Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) concluded with Starbucks Manufacturing EMEA BV (Starbucks).

The announcement that The Netherlands is going to file an appeal against the European Commission’s decision in the Starbucks case was made in a very extensive letter that the State Secretary for Finance sent to the Dutch Parliament on November 27, 2015.

The letter does not only discuss the  Starbucks case, but also more general remarks regarding the combat against tax avoidance while maintaining a good business climate, progress made in combating tax evasion.

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