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ActionAid report into tax avoidance by Associated British Foods in Zambia

In February 2013 ActionAid released a report, “Sweet nothings”, examining the tax practices of Associated British Foods, looking particularly at the activities of its Zambian subsidiary, Zambian Sugar...The report alleges that since 2007 (when Associated British Foods took over the Illovo sugar group, which owns Zambian Sugar) Zambian Sugar has generated profits of $123 million but has paid “virtually no corporate tax” in Zambia. The report argues that as a result of Associated British Foods/Illovo’s tax avoidance, Zambian public services have lost millions...Below are links to the full report and a selection of media coverage including videos...Associated British Foods/Illovo has made the following statements in response to ActionAid’s report...