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“Hard Brexit”: The VAT & Customs Implications

With less than six months to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, the questions around the manner of its departure are far from resolved. Political pressure and division both within the UK and at the EU negotiating table could still mean that a ‘hard Brexit’ could yet become a reality. If this happens, the customs and VAT issues that would arise on a ‘soft Brexit’ will be accelerated and businesses will also face further issues around managing their supply chains.

Asia Pacific International Commercial and Trade – Supply Chain Alert, Volume 1 October 2018

Considerations for Supply Contracts During Trade Tensions

Shifts in supply chains are becoming more common as the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed between the US and China continue on without an end in sight. And China and the US are not the only countries imposing increased tariffs as well as non-tariff barriers to trade. Other countries that have a history of higher tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade, may also be looking to make trade policy adjustments in order to adapt to the changing trade landscape.

With less than six months to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union, the questions around the manner of its departure are far from resolved. Political pressure and division both within the UK and at the EU negotiating table could still mean that a ‘hard Brexit’ could yet become a reality. If this happens, the customs and VAT issues that would arise on a ‘soft Brexit’ will be accelerated and businesses will also face further issues around managing their supply chains.

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to interactive seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in October 2018 to discuss the implications of these sanctions for international trade, as part of our global Sanctions Roadshow, a series of interactive seminars being conducted around the world. Speakers include sanctions experts from the US, EU and Middle East, highlighting: the US sanctions against Iran, EU blocking measures to prevent US sanctions compliance, and the future of the…

Each year, Baker McKenzie trade compliance lawyers from around the world come together to present a year-end review of import and export developments. The timing of this year’s event is particularly important given the developing “trade wars” initiated by the US Government with China, the EU, Canada and Mexico.

Mark your calendars for this year’s two-day conference, which will be held Wednesday, November 14 through Thursday, November 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California.

Following President Trump’s May 8 announcement that he is terminating the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the “JCPOA”, a.k.a. the Iran nuclear deal), you may be asking – What just happened?  And what now?  Is the US sanctions relief implemented under the deal really all going away?  What does my company need to do to avoid being the target of a US enforcement action or retaliatory measures under the renewed sanctions?…

Planning Strategies for the Modern Day Supply Chain 8 May 2018 | Carlton Hotel Singapore Emerging technologies and the rapid evolution of eCommerce have both significantly altered consumer markets and the retail landscape, making it imperative for businesses to be innovative in planning and managing their supply chains and more vigilant with compliance. To help you navigate this ever changing landscape, Baker McKenzie will be hosting a Planning Strategies for Modern Day Supply Chain Seminar…