We discuss the EU's Foreign Subsidies Regulation and what companies can do now to prepare.
The European Union’s (EU’s) Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) was enacted to extend existing EU state aid rules, which govern the fairness of trade among states within the EU, to subsidies received from jurisdictions outside the EU, and includes incentives such as those provided by the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
What are the parameters of the new regulation, and how could it impact the realizability of climate incentives for your company? Heather Horn was joined by Barry Murphy and Allard Knook, PwC partners, to unpack these questions and provide the latest insights on the FSR, as well as available EU tax incentives.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 2:38 - How the US IRA has shaped global regulatory agendas for state aid
  • 8:13 - How the EU is providing its own incentives currently
  • 17:14 - An overview of the Green Deal Industrial Plan
  • 24:02 - The FSR rules, and their potential impact to non-EU companies
  • 36:33 - The underlying policy objectives of the FSR, and how the FSR complements EU climate incentive funds
  • 43:07 - Final advice to companies affected by the new regulation and four steps they can take to prepare

Looking for more information on the FSR? Register for our upcoming webcast on July 12. For more information on the IRA, check out our previous podcast on ESG incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act and read our In depth, Accounting for Inflation Reduction Act energy incentives.
About our guests
Barry Murphy is PwC’s Global ESG leader for Tax and Legal Services. Based in the UK, he has 20 years of experience advising clients on their domestic and international tax affairs. He is also focused on driving compliance solutions with the digital first approach.
Allard Knook is the Public Sector Legal leader for PwC Netherlands, with over 20 years experience in government finance, including subsidy programs both at the national and European level.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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