2016 Q2 Report: Best Locations for FDI
The Netherlands, UK and Ireland topped the list of international locations most commonly considered by U.S. tax advisors asked to research foreign investment opportunities, according to a survey conducted in May 2016 by Development Counsellors International (DCI). The tax advisors also ranked a country’s tax climate, a business-friendly government and access to talent as the top factors when considering an international location for new or expanding facilities.
Based on their client relationships, tax advisors offer a unique perspective on where U.S. companies are most likely to expand, their motivations for expanding overseas and the types of support most needed from investment promotion agencies (IPAs). DCI’s online survey of select tax advisors who frequently consult with clients on international location decisions gauged current and changing trends in foreign direct investment (FDI). The survey concluded the week of June 13, prior to the UK’s EU referendum (Brexit).