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Webinar on upcoming changes in European customs: Export/import representation for non-EU companies in the EU, and the implications of Incoterms 2020

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time: 2pm to 3pm CET

How are the recent changes in EU legislation affecting international trade?
With more EU countries following EU legislation in their practice, non-EU companies can no longer act as the exporter for customs purposes. This is making it more complicated for entities not established in the European Union – including Swiss principal companies − to deal with their customs processes in the EU. On the other hand, from a VAT perspective they can be still the entity that takes care of the VAT exemption export and has to verify it later on. Continue reading

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Brexit – PwC Client Webcast: The vote is cast, what’s next?

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PwC | Client webcasts
The EU Referendum – what’s next?

What might be consequences for the UK economy and business generally.
Please join us that afternoon when our PwC experts will be discussing these issues and also examining how the EU could develop over the next five years. Continue reading

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Customs and global trade: Interview conçernant le nouveau code des douanes européenes

539368_web_R_by_Wandersmann_pixelio.deDepuis le 1er mai 2016, l’Union européenne (UE) a mis en oeuvre un nouveau code des douanes. Le point sur les impacts de cette réforme pour les entreprises suisses avec Michel Anliker, Senior Manager – Customs and Global Trade chez PwC.

Ce nouveau code s’applique à l’ensemble des vingt-huit pays de l’UE. Les entreprises suisses qui font du commerce avec ces pays sont donc touchées si elles importent dans l’UE, si elles y ont une filiale ou si elles font des transactions avec l’UE pour des biens qui y transitent, même s’ils sont facturés en Suisse.

Interview Michel Anliker


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Union Customs Code – the new customs legislation of the EU

PwC_PC_Spain_Barcelona_MB_084I am delighted to provide you with the recorded Version of our global indirect tax Webcasts regarding Union Customs Code – the new customs legislation of the EU.

On 1 May 2016, the European Union’s (EU) new customs regulation, the Union Customs Code (UCC), will come into effect. Continue reading

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Toll manufacturing creates a fixed establishment in Poland

A Polish court (i.e. the Administrative Court of Warsaw) ruled in one of its recent judgments toll manufacturing to create a fixed establishment for VAT in Poland.

A Finnish manufacturer of boats intended to extend its business activities to Poland. Before it started conducting business in Poland, it applied for a ruling to the Polish Ministry of Finance. Continue reading

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France – reverse charge VAT on imports introduced (PDU – Procédure simplifée de dédouanement avec domiciliation unique)

flag-71112_1280New rules introduced in France now allow European-Union based operators to reverse charge VAT on imports once they have obtained an agreement to use the Single Window Customs Clearance Procedure (PDU – Procédure simplifée de dédouanement avec domiciliation unique). Continue reading

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OECD – Consumption Tax Trends 2014 and The Distributional Effects of Consumption Taxes in OECD countries – reports published

Aerial view of people sitting in a public area - PwC, Photo_RGB_PC_ 446.jpgConsumption Tax Trends 2014
Tax landscape is shifting away from taxes on labour and corporate income towards more ‘growth friendly’ sources of revenue, like consumption taxes and property taxes. VAT is an important source of revenue for OECD countries, representing on average approximately 20% of total tax revenues. Continue reading