Tokyo — Sony will shift its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit-related customs issues, but operations at its current UK company will remain unchanged, a company spokesman says. "We are moving the location of our European headquarters' registration to the Netherlands" by the end of March, company spokesman Takashi Iida said on Wednesday. The relocation is aimed at avoiding cumbersome customs-related procedures after Britain leaves the EU, he said. In late 2018, the Japanese electronics company registered a new company in the Netherlands, and plans to integrate its existing European headquarters in Britain into the new company. The move will make the firm "a company based in the EU", so the bloc's common customs procedures will apply to Sony's European operations after Britain relinquishes membership, Iida said. Sony, however, will not move personnel and operations from the existing UK company to the Netherlands, and "the only change we will make is ...

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