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UNITED KINGDOM: UK firms will receive customs numbers that will let them trade with EU after Brexit


Thousands of British firms will finally be given crucial paperwork that allows them to continue trading with the EU after a no-deal Brexit. After months of demands from businesses, more than 88’000 VAT-registered companies will be given a registration number in the next two weeks that allows EU customs authorities to identify them.

Without the paperwork, known as an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number, UK firms would not be allowed to trade with the EU after 31 October 2019.

 

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Turkey: Only a Turkish resident entity can act as importer


In accordance with the Turkish VAT Law, importation of goods and services is subject to VAT, and the taxpayer for the importation is defined as the importer. In other words, the importer of record is the party which imports the goods. Please note that tax ID is required for importation procedures; therefore, only a Turkish resident entity may conduct importation. Continue reading


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International VAT Breakfast, 20 June 2019


With the approaching summer, I would like to take the opportunity to meet you prior to the holiday season and discuss the latest developments and upcoming challenges in the ITX world.

The EU Quick fixes, i.e. measures aiming to improve the current VAT system applicable as of January 2020 will require businesses to adapt their systems and processes. We will therefore share with you the first observations collected from the various EU countries that have already released their draft legislation and discuss the practical implementation and steps required to check the readiness of your company in connection with those new rules.

As usually, we will provide you also with an overview of worldwide developments including practical experiences from recent VAT audits in Switzerland and interesting ITX news from locations, such as Bangladesh, India and China.

Prior the judiciary holidays, we will present the latest impacting cases issued by the ECJ with particular focus on the input VAT deduction right and the points of attention for businesses to secure those rights, particularly, in supply chain transactions.

Finally yet importantly, we will discuss the trade wars and the resulting increased focus on customs as with the increase in rates the duties become more important as ever. Since experience shows that businesses are often lacking the necessary controls in this area, our Customs specialists will share their insights on the future developments and present the solutions that businesses could implement to assess their actual position and identify potential saving opportunities.

Date

Thursday 20 June 2019

Costs

This event is free of charge.

Location

PwC Geneva, Avenue Giuseppe Motta 50, 1202 Genève

Speakers

  • Patricia More, Tax & Legal Services Principal – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Konstantina (Nadia) Tsiosta, Tax & Legal Services Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Kristyna Kaniova, Tax & Legal Services Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Krisztina Nagy, Tax & Legal Services Assistant Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland

Agenda

08:00 Welcome & coffee
08:30 Introduction
08:40 VAT Outlook: EU Quick fixes & Latest ITX developments around the globe
09:00 Impacting Case Law
09:20 Customs update: Trade wars & Insights on Customs processes, management & optimization
10:00 Q&A & networking
10:30 End of the event

Find out more and register here >

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UAE: Dubai Customs introduces new benefits for air shipments completed by courier companies as from 1 of July 2019


Dubai Customs has decided to provide additional customs benefits to air shipments completed by courier companies to facilitate and reduce the cost of exporting or transiting low value consignment goods in/from Dubai.

Dubai Customs has recently issued the Customs Notice No. (4/2019) to announce further benefits for courier companies that process export, transit and re-export declarations via the Dubai electronic clearance system (Mirsal II). The new benefits are applicable to air shipments only, and represent an important measure to facilitate the export, transit and re-export of low value consignments by courier companies. One of the main beneficiaries of this development are e-commerce businesses that ship goods from distribution centers located in Dubai to regional and global markets. The new facilities shall be effective as of 1 July 2019. Continue reading


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PWC: Mitarbeiter/in Schweizer Zollberartung (80-100%)


PwC Basel ist auf der Suche nach Unterstützung:

Bei PwC tun wir für unsere Mitarbeitenden genau das, was wir auch für unsere Kunden tun: Mehrwert schaffen in den Bereichen Wirtschaftsprüfung, Steuer- und Rechtsberatung, Consulting, Deals und Digital Services. Und du kannst dasselbe tun. Liebst du Veränderung und möchtest du die Zukunft eines der weltweit führenden Beratungsunternehmen mitgestalten? Dann hast du genau das, worauf es ankommt. Die Fähigkeit «to reimagine the possible»! Continue reading


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EVENT: 8. Schweizer Zollrechtstagung


Gerne mache Ich Sie auf die Zollrechtstagung am 14. Mai 2019 aufmerksam, die wir in Bern bereits zum achten Mal durchführen. Es erwarten Sie spannende Themen und erfahrene Referenten sowie Vertreter der Behörden aus dem In- und Ausland. Daneben bietet die Zollrechtstagung eine ideale Plattform, um sich über die aktuellen Entwicklungen und Trends im Zoll- und Aussenhandelsbereich zu informieren, sich neues Fachwissen anzueignen und sich mit anderen Firmenverantwortlichen sowie Experten auszutauschen. Continue reading


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POLAND: Change in the the simplified scheme for import VAT as of 1 May 2019


The cash-free import VAT settlement, as a result of the simplified procedure, will be limited from 1 May 2019. The end of April 2019 is the limit date for the reassessment of permits to use the simplified procedure. The need for their re-verification resulted from the introduction of the EU Customs Code (UCC) instead of the previously applicable Community Customs Code (CCC). Continue reading