Swiss pharma rebates – an opportunity or a VAT risk?


Are you a pharmaceutical company selling drugs outlined in the list of special drugs and therapies (“Spezialitätenliste”) in Switzerland? If yes, you could benefit from the following information in connection with Swiss VAT.

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PwC’s Pharma & Life Sciences Regulatory Radar


Increasing regulatory challenges

The pharmaceutical & life sciences industry, a long-standing, innovative and successful industry, needs to function in an increasingly challenging market environment. Regulation is one of the main reasons for this. In an increasingly interconnected world where more and more sophisticated pharmaceutical (e.g. genetically engineered, and biologicals, orphan drugs), Medtech as well as nutrition products are being developed, public scrutiny and ultimately legal frameworks are tightening. Governments and regulators are adopting more regulations in order to meet the requirements of technological advancement and changing social conditions (e.g EU GMP/GDP Annex 21, Annex 6 and 16 for clinical trials and the new Swiss “Arzneimittelverordnung”). Given the vast quantity of regulations, there is an inherent risk of missing out on critical topics or taking the required action too late. Therefore, the pharmaceutical & life sciences sector will have to be vigilant and adapt to the constantly changing regulatory landscape.Read More »

POLAND: Court confirmation CJEU judgment of 20 December 2017


Poland – The Provincial Administrative court in Warsaw confirmed CJEU judgment of 20 December 2017 in case C-462/16 (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG.) for Poland.

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EU: Clinical Trials in Europe and VAT – a complex topic with 28 different local VAT regulations


In 2018, PwC Switzerland collected the data and organised for the set up of the PwC “VAT Guide to Clinical Trials in Europe”.

 The Guide to VAT for Clinical Trials in Europe aims at: 

• providing you a first high level overview of the regulations in 28 EU Member States
• helping you assess the VAT implications and reporting obligations (e.g. VAT registration obligation, VAT return, EC Sales Listing and Intrastat reporting)
• assisting you answering some questions related to the trends in the pharma sector for clinical trials and precision medicines.Read More »

PHARMA WEBINAR: Brexit and its impact on pharma and life sciences industry


The continued complexities in agreeing the form of the UK’s exit from the EU, can make planning for Brexit difficult for businesses. However, the pharma and life sciences industry has been one of the more prepared industry sectors given its unique challenges around Brexit.

I would like to invite you to join our webinar to discuss this topic together with PwC’s international indirect tax experts, as well experts in the wider regulatory and supply chain issues that will impact the pharma and life sciences industry. During this digital presentation our panel of experts will give you an overview of the indirect tax implications within the pharma and life sciences sector both in the UK and in other EU member states, as well as an overview of the wider implications.

Date:  25 February 2019 from 1.30pm to 2.30pm (CET).

I’m looking forward to welcoming you to our “Brexit and its impact on the pharma and life sciences industry” webinar! Please klick the link which will guide you to your personal registration page and further event information.

 

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ROCHE: Global Value Added Tax Manager


Roche is looking for support. Please see below:

At Roche, we believe every employee makes a difference. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives. We are fearless in both decision and action; we believe that good business means a better world.

We are looking for a new Global VAT Manager for Group Tax and Insurance (minimum schedule of 60 %). In this position you will be part of the Roche Group’s VAT team within the global function Group Tax, Insurance and Customs, and will collaborate with the global Pharma and Diagnostics operations on VAT matters. This global role is primarily collaborating with Roche affiliates in Switzerland and the EU.Read More »

ITX Pharma Virtual Round Table


I would like to invite you to our “ITX Pharma Virtual Round Table” which will be held on 22 May 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm (CET). Read More »