3 Jul 2013

French Polynesian government outlines tax reform

10:38 am on 3 July 2013

The French Polynesian government has outlined a tax reform in a bid to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

The finance minister Nuihau Laurey has called for tax increases on a broad front, including on alcohol and tobacco.

The minister says businesses which operate on large areas will be taxed additionally as small businesses have suffered.

The reform comes amid a drop in investment, which he says is at its lowest in the territory's history.

It also relies on France offering assistance.