Please google the term transfer pricing. I believe that bit of information will let you know: a) How this mechanism lets a company produce goods in one country, sell in other countries and have everything even out. b) Abuse the tax system to shift profits to the countries where they pay the least taxes.
The problem is that it is required for a company to operate globally. Unfortunately, for honest people and companies, it is also extremely simple to abuse this system.
"no moving profits to another country to benefit from there tax level," Is problematic for EU's single market.
One of the ideas behind the single market is that anyone within the EU can sell to everyone within the EU. You shouldn't be required to setup shop in each EU member country.
Instead, you report your profits to your country's tax authorities, including which member country you sold the goods in. It then becomes an exercise for the tax authorities of the individual member countries tax authorities to shuffle tax revenue around between them.
Isn't there a circular logic in Mr. Mike Rogers' reasoning?
If Google, Microsoft, Cisco, et.al. doesn't act against NSA surveilance, then they will loose customers. Specifically - in Europe - to European based competitors. Thus, cutting off the NSA from that traffic.
So if they don't act, NSA will loose the ability to snoop around, if they do act, then NSA has the hope of atleast snooping something?