The opportunity of organizing a mission to the Archipelago of Norwegian ICT companies which seek to invest in the Islands and operate on an international basis is being considered.
Norwegian ICT companies have taken an interest in setting up their operations centre in the Canary Islands under ZEC’s regime, a fiscal incentive in which its competitiveness stands out due to the reduced Corporate Tax of 4% and its legal and economic certainty. It is worth noting that the actions to promote in the Norwegian market ZEC’s taxation as an attraction to opt for the Canary Islands as an investment destination had been focused on the renewable energies sector, due to Islands’ possibilities as testing and prototype development laboratory.
The diplomat expressed his wish to visit the Canary Islands in the coming months to explore opportunities for collaboration.
The president of the ZEC, Beatriz Barrera, has held a meeting with de Canadian Ambassador in Spain, Jon Allen, to address various issues, including the institutional collaboration strategy the entity is carrying out along with the Government of the Canary Islands, with the objective of placing the Islands in the North American investment map, since Canada is one of the key countries included in the ZEC’s foreign promotion plan for the 2014-2020 period. During this initial contact, Beatriz Barrera drew attention to the recent participation of the institution and the Regional Government at Canada-Africa Business Summit 2014, held in Toronto, where Canadian companies expressed their willingness to turn the Archipelago into a logistics and services hub, in order to boost their business activity towards emerging markets in the African continent, she stated.