Leben in Zeiten von Corona X – Rettungsschiff


Ich wollte bei meiner Mutter sein. Bin es aber nicht, weil das Land, in dem sie wohnt auf die Liste der Risikoländer gesetzt wurde. Das war ein Schock für mich. Meine Mutter geht auf die 80 zu, ist verwitwet und obwohl sie sehr selbständig ist, braucht sie Hilfe. Ich versprach ihr im September zu ihr zu kommen und ihr in Haus und Garten zu helfen, wo es notwendig ist. Als ich die Nachricht lass, dass das Land ab Montag auf der Quarantäneliste steht, musste ich erst herausfinden, was das bedeutet. Die Massnahmen sind drakonisch. 10 Tage lang in der Isolation nach der Rückkehr und das auch ohne Symptome und auch bei einem negativen Test. Damit ich mein Sohn nicht gefährde, müsste ich 10 Tage lang in meinem Zimmer bleiben.

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Life in times of Corona X – emergency shuttle


I wanted to be with my mother. But unfortunately, I am not, because the country where she lives has been put on the list of risk countries. That was a shock for me. My mother is approaching the age of 80, is widowed and although she is very independent, she needs help. I promised to visit her in September and to help her in the house and garden where it is necessary. When I received the message that the country would be on the quarantine list from Monday on, I first had to find out what this meant. The measures are draconian. For 10 days in isolation after the return and that even without symptoms and even if the corona-test is negative. In order not to endanger my son, I would have to stay in my room for 10 days.

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India – Central Government further extends due dates for compliance, procedures and applications as a relief measure in view of COVID-19 pandemic


The Ministry of Law and Justice issued the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Ordinance, 2020 (Ordinance) to introduce relief measures like extension of time limit for filing appeals, passing of order, issuance of notice etc considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Invitation: Succeeding through uncertainty – COVID-19 emergency customs and international trade reliefs


Please join our customs and international trade event on 28 May 2020 at 2pm CEST:

What can businesses do during the COVID-19 crisis from a customs perspective to minimise supply chain disruption and what steps can they put in place to ensure Business As Usual post crisis?

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Gratis Video-Podcast: Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Notter, «Corona und Regieren in der Krise», jetzt online


Als Teil der Video-Podcast Reihe «Rechtliche und wirtschaftliche Fragen rund um Corona» des Europa Instituts an der Universität Zürich & Kooperationspartner der ETH Zürich spricht Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Notter, a. Regierungsrat, Präsident des Europa Instituts an der Universität Zürich zum Thema  «Corona und Regieren in der Krise»:

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Virtual event on 28 May 2pm CEST, COVID-19 emergency customs and international trade measures


What can businesses do during the COVID-19 crisis from a customs perspective to minimise supply chain disruption and what steps can they put in place to ensure Business As Usual post crisis? 

Cross-border trade is suffering considerably from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is not so easy to find your way through the maze of new trade restrictive and trade facilitation measures, and what they mean in the short term and long term for customs and trade management. So it may be helpful to take a step back and look at the main implications and a starting point for prioritisation and action.

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PwC Pharma & Life Sciences Webinar: COVID-19 impact on the ITX and regulatory DNA – Thursday 28. May 2020, 10:30 CEST


As the COVID-19 situation develops, tax and regulatory specialists within the pharmaceutical & life sciences industry are increasingly facing complex challenges. Efficient and pragmatic solutions have to be realised, with fewer resources, in line with the changing local legislation.

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India – Tax Podcast – COVID-19 update: Relief measures announced by Finance Minister to support Indian economy


COVID-19 update: Relief measures announced by Finance Minister to support Indian economy.

Welcome to this podcast on the relief measures announced by Finance Minister (FM) on 13 May 2020 to support Indian economy.

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Gratis Video-Podcast: Dr. Willy Oggier, «Corona und Gesundheitssystem»


War eine Pandemie vom Ausmass des Coronavirus vorhersehbar? Erweist sich das Gesundheitssystem der Schweiz in der Coronakrise als hinreichend vorbereitet und belastbar? Bestehen ausreichende Infrastrukturen? Welche Herausforderungen ergeben sich daraus für Akteure wie Spitäler, Ärzte, Versicherer im Gesundheitswesen? Welche Lösungsansätze werden diskutiert? Wo steht die Schweiz im internationalen Vergleich?

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KSA: VAT rate triples to 15% as from July 1, 2020


Saudi Arabia: Increase in VAT rate announced to address the Kingdom’s medium and long term fiscal position


The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (‘KSA’) has announced several measures to counter the financial and economic impact of COVID-19 on the government budget. Such measures include a reduction in capital expenditures, discontinuation of the cost of living allowance and an increase in the VAT rate to 15%.

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