Vancouver, BC, Canada (September 8, 2015): The world’s most influential participants in the global shipping industry will be formally introduced to the new Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) in Europe on the following dates:
London, United Kingdom: September 9th, 2015, High Commission, Canada House.
Athens, Greece: September 14th, 2015, Canadian Embassy, Official Residence.
The VIMC is proud to have its first international launch celebration during London International Shipping Week, hosted by the High Commission of Canada (Canada House) in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday, September 9th , 2015.
This event will be followed by a second launch in Athens, Greece, hosted by the Embassy of Canada on Monday, September 14th, 2015
For details visit our website at: www.vancouverimc.org.
These events will provide participants from around the world with the opportunity to learn about Vancouver, Canada as one of the most attractive locations for international shipping companies to set up business operations. Canada’s shipping tax legislation was updated last year and is now among the most competitive in the world.
Manage your International Shipping Business from Canada without Creating a Taxable Presence
Last year’s changes to Canada’s Income Tax Act redefined shipping activities to include a broad range of corporate activities so that foreign companies can manage their international shipping businesses from Canada, without their Canadian or foreign activities being subject to tax in Canada.
About the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver has become one of the most attractive locations for international shipping companies and Canada is ranked the best country in the G-20 to do business. VIMC promotes Vancouver as a location for international shipping companies, and assists interested companies in developing their operations on the Pacific Corridor.
The Province of British Columbia, Canada’s gateway to the Asia Pacific, has partnered with the International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada and is investing up to $3 million over three years to revitalize the VIMC to attract new investment and strengthen the province’s shipping industry.
Canada is known for its strong modern economy, universal healthcare system, stable political environment, world-leading banks, high calibre business support services, high-tech capacity as well as easy access to capital markets in North America. Vancouver is a prime location for shipowners wanting a competitive edge as well as a presence on the west coast of North America.