Finance Notes: French Football Federation Prepares To Hear Monaco Appeal
Monaco head of state Prince Albert II "has expressed his confidence that the principality’s football club will prove successful as the French Football Federation prepares to hear its appeal against the French Football League’s decision to force the team to set up financial residence in France." The club’s base in the Mediterranean principality "allows it to benefit from the favourable tax laws in place there, rather than the far more stringent French laws" (SOCCEREX, 4/16). ... The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry is calling for ski boots to be included in the talks on a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union, which started in Brussels this week. Winter sports equipment companies are particularly eager to obtain the abolition of an import duty of 27% on ski boots in Japan (ISPO).