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Chiquita to quit Antwerp?

Published on 15/04/2008

15 April 2008

ANTWERP – A report in today’s edition of Gazet van Antwerpen suggests that banana producer Chiquita intends to move its European headquarters from Antwerp to Switzerland.

The paper says that the company believes that tax levels are too high in Belgium.

It can also get better facilities to carry out advanced research in Switzerland.

The Chiquita management has already spoken with staff in Antwerp.

Some 100 white collar workers are employed at the company’s headquarters in the port city. They are being given the opportunity of moving to Switzerland with the company.

Chiquita’s two Belgian plants in Bornem and Hoboken will stay in Belgium.

[flandersenews.be / Expatica]