Swiss Shipowners Association welcomes the proposal to adopt a method of taxing the profits of shipping companies on the basis of a tonnage tax in line with the EU guidelines. This taxation methodology is justified by Switzerland's status as a maritime power, as confirmed by all the available statistical data. Such a tonnage tax will make possible to support and promote a strategic economic sector for the Confederation by preserving its international competitiveness. Prospects of development through an increase in attractiveness are also expected.
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