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CHAPTER V

BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING

5.1
Business restructuring within a multinational group often result in a change of business characterization and reduction of profitability of a local entity. Such reduction of profits is acceptable only with reduced functions performed, assets employed and risks assumed. As long as these functions, assets and risks are actually transferred, it is viewed as commercially rational for a multinational group to restructure in order to obtain tax savings. However, if it is found that the local entity continues to perform the same functions, and bear the same risks, IRBM will make the necessary adjustments. In an arm's length situation, an independent party would not restructure its business if it results negatively for it, where it has the option realistically available not to do so.