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Controversial "BAT" Proposal Dropped

Last update on Sept. 7, 2017.

Controversial "BAT" Proposal Dropped

House Republican leaders have thrown in the towel on the controversial Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) - a key feature of the tax reform proposal offered by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) last year, which would have had the effect of taxing imports by as much as 20 percent. The announcement came in a joint statement from Congressional Republican leaders and the Administration, outlining the broad policy objectives of the tax reform proposal they will seek to move in the fall.

The goal of BAT was to remove incentives in the current tax code, which encourage U.S. companies to move production ...

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Online food market may not provide the tasty results operators expect

Last update on Aug. 1, 2017.

Online food market may not provide the tasty results operators expect

Amazon’s move to buy Whole Foods may have convinced investors that the online food market is the next Eldorado, but entrants face a number of issues that could spoil the feast for them.
Projections for the online food business are decidedly frothy. According to one estimate, by the year 2025, 20% of food will be ordered online and 70% of consumers will order some food over the web.
Chronofresh, a subsidiary of La Poste, established two years ago, certainly sees an opening.
After a regional pilot programme, it launched a new service in July to deliver fresh meat, cheese ...

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