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MIDDLE EAST: Bahrain Executive Regulations have been released


Following the publication of the Value Added Tax Law (“VAT Law”) in October 2018, the Bahrain Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) has now released the VAT Executive Regulations. The Regulations provide further details on the application of the VAT Law that will take effect from 1 January 2019 including compliance matters, and the scope of the zero rating and exemptions described at a high-level in the VAT Law.

With very little time until the introduction of VAT, businesses must act now to comply with VAT from 1 January 2019.

Read here in-depth the analysis on key areas of the Regulations and what issues businesses need to consider now.

 

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New Zealand: The new Customs and Excise Act 2018 as from 1 of October


The Customs and Excise Act 2018 (the Act) was passed into law earlier this year and is a landmark development. The new law is the product of sound vision, much hard work by the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) team, and an extensive consultation phase with affected stakeholders. For the most part, the Act will apply from 1 October 2018. Continue reading


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Poland: new road transport monitoring obligation


Act from 9th March 2017

The new Polish Act regarding the road transport monitoring was announced in the Polish Journal of Laws on 3rd April 2017, however the effective date of the abovementioned Act is 1st May 2017. The Act is primarily designed to seal the VAT system, thus marginalizing the financial benefits of the “grey area”. Continue reading