Online Event – Policy, Practise and Future Outlook: January 27 and 28, 2022


The implementation of a Global Minimum Tax around the globe continues to capture attention. Fur­ther to the release of the long-awaited model rules and a proposed EU directive, consultations have begun in several countries.

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Taiwan – New pre-clearance mechanism for e-commerce purchases


Taiwan Customs has implemented a real-name authentication mechanism since May 2020. Unlike other countries where third party logistics providers are able to import goods on behalf of customers, Taiwan Customs requires customers to be the formal importer of record (IOR). This means customers will need to declare their imports through an app called EZ WAY.

Under this mechanism, if a buyer fails to complete the authentication through the EZ WAY application or attach paper customs documents for real-name authentication, the importer will receive a “yellow flag” warning for the first violation.

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Singapore – Cessation of physical endorsement of permits


With effect from 1 February 2022, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the cargo checkpoints will stop manual endorsements of Cargo Clearance Permits (CCPs) to ease the cargo clearance process at the checkpoints. This applies to all conventional and containerised cargo, with the exception of:

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Philippines joins the ATA Carnetsystem


As of 8 November 2021, the Philippines is part of the ATA Carnet System after the Senate ratified the Convention on Temporary Admission through the passage of Senate Resolution 832.

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Malaysia – Budget 2022


On 29 October 2021, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) unveiled its Budget 2022. Please find highlighted the proposed amendments that relate to customs and international trade.

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Japan – lesson learnt from custom audits


On 10 November 2021, Japan Customs released its annual report on customs audits. The report covered customs audits on 715 importers conducted from July 2020 to June 2021.

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Indonesia – safeguard duties on imported apparel and accessories


The Government issued the Ministry of Finance Regulation (MoF Regulation) 142/2021 which took effect on 12 November 2021. The regulation imposed Import Duty Safeguard duties on imported fashion products and accessories.

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EU: Public Consultation on e-commerce imports – your voice is needed


The European Commission is working on an integrated and innovative overhaul of EU rules governing e-commerce transactions from third countries.

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Bär & Karrer – Tax Associate mit Fokus Private Clients (80-100%)


Bär & Karrer AG ist eine der führenden Wirtschaftskanzleien der Schweiz mit Hauptstandort in Zürich sowie Zweigniederlassungen in Genf, Zug, Lugano und bald auch Basel. Unsere Firmenkultur ist geprägt von Professionalität, gegenseitiger Unterstützung, kollegialem und offenem Umgang sowie flachen Hierarchien. Wir passen zu Ihnen, wenn Sie ein innovatives, offenes und sehr gut organisiertes Umfeld suchen und Ihnen ein guter Teamspirit ebenso wichtig ist wie effizientes Arbeiten. 

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Bär & Karrer – Corporate Tax Associate (80-100%)


Bär & Karrer AG ist eine der führenden Wirtschaftskanzleien der Schweiz mit Hauptstandort in Zürich sowie Zweigniederlassungen in Genf, Zug, Lugano und bald auch Basel. Unsere Firmenkultur ist geprägt von Professionalität, gegenseitiger Unterstützung, kollegialem und offenem Umgang sowie flachen Hierarchien. Wir passen zu Ihnen, wenn Sie ein innovatives, offenes und sehr gut organisiertes Umfeld suchen und Ihnen ein guter Teamspirit ebenso wichtig ist wie effizientes Arbeiten.

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