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Japan vs "Banana Corp", April 2013, Tokyo High Court, Case no 229

Japan vs “Banana Corp”, April 2013, Tokyo High Court, Case no 229

A Japanese distributor “Banana Corp” imported Ecuadorian bananas from a group company for wholesale in Japan. The Japanese tax administration ruled that the amount of consideration paid by Japanese distributor had exceeded the arm’s length price and issued an assessment of additional tax and penalties for FY 1999 – 2004. At first Banana Corp brought the case before the regional court who decision in favour of the tax administration. Banana Corp appealed this decision to Tokyo High Court. Tokyo High Court dismissed the appeal and upheld the decision of the regional court. Click here for English Translation Click here for other translation Ban-Co-2013-084405_hanrei ... Read more
Japan vs "Banana Corp", April 2009, Tokyo District Court

Japan vs “Banana Corp”, April 2009, Tokyo District Court

The “Banana Group” is based in Ecuador and is engaged in the business of exporting Ecuadorian bananas. The Japanese distributor was part of the Banana Group. An Ecuadorian group company purchases bananas produced on plantations in Ecuador, exports and sells them to another intermediate group company, who in turn sells them to the Japanese distributor for wholesale in Japan. At issue was the arms length price of the bananas imported by the Japanese distributor. The tax administration held that the price paid for the bananas had been to high and issued an assessment for FY 1999-2004. The Japanese company disagreed and brought the case to court. Decision of the Court The Tokyo District court decided in favour of the tax administration and upheld the tax assessment. Click here for English translation Click here for other translation EB 082672_hanrei ... Read more