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E-commerce - challenges in VAT and EU Import

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How to simplify the process, make delivery more affordable and protect consumers

Tuesday May 23rd 2017, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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13.00 Registration

13.30 Welcome by Prof. Rob Zuidwijk, Endowed Professor of Ports in Global Networks, Academic Director of the Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) (confirmed).

13.45 Philip Kermode, Director Customs Policy, Legislation, Tariff, European Commission, Directorate General for Taxation & Customs Union, Directorate A (confirmed)

14.30 Prof. Walter de Wit, Endowed Professor International and European Customs Law, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam (confirmed)

15.00 Break

15.30 Prof. Marie Lamensch, Research Professor European Economic Governance, Institute for European Studies (invited)

16.00 Han Bosch, IT Auditor and Tax Assurance auditor, Customs Administration of The Netherlands (confirmed)

16.30 Speaker 6

17.00 Closure and Drinks

The European Commission announced it is proposing to extend the current VAT-system that applies for EU-intra-cross border services, the MOSS, to import and supply of E-commerce shipments.

It also intends to dissolve the tax-exemption at import for shipments with a value of up to € 22, as this places regular retailers in the EU at a disadvantage.

The seminar will discuss the current status of these plans and the anticipated policies. Will the new EU legislation solve the problems of complexity? What are the consequences for customs import procedures if the Mini One Stop Shop will be applied at importation? Will it bring a level playing field for retailers, both in the EU and elsewhere? Are there any alternative procedures? And how will this system in new EU legislation impact on customs enforcement?

This conference is relevant for professionals working in the area of EU-external cross border trade in Customs, VAT, global logistics and international trade. Also EU policy makers are welcome to attend the event and contribute to the discussions.

If you want to stay informed about the new EU customs legislation and want to understand the consequences for your organization, you should join us at Erasmus University Rotterdam on May 23rd.

This is event is organized at the event of the accreditation of RSM’s Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance programme. This modular programme for international professionals in Customs and Trade Compliance is the first that is grounded in the EU Competence Framework for Customs.

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