Strategizing International Tax Best Practices – by Keith Brockman

The European Commission has recently amended the definition of “exporter” for EU purposes.  The new definition allows greater flexibility, although still postulates that non-EU established companies may not act as an EU exporter.

Article 1(19) of the UCC DA now requires a company that wants to act as an “exporter,” to be a person established in the EU customs territory and:

  • Has the power to determine that the goods are to be brought outside the customs territory of the Union

     

    or

  • Is a party to the contract under which goods are to be taken out of that customs territory

In summary, the EU supply chains should be reviewed re: whom is acting as an exporter, as well as how the new rule may simplify such actions.

EY’s Global Tax Alert provides additional details for this important change:

 

https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/European_Commission_amends_definition_of_exporter_in_the_EU/$FILE/2018G_010770-18Gbl_Indirect_EC%20amends%20definition%20of%20exporter%20in%20the%20EU.pdf

Comments on: "EU exporter: New definition" (2)

  1. Hi Keith, I was wondering if it would be possible to regularly reprint your articles, particularly as they might relate to emerging & frontier markets in the web site for the Emerging & Frontier Markets Assoc. https://www.emerging-frontiermarkets.org/ We have a large audience that I am sure would be interested in your articles and have done conferences together with Baker McKenzie, PWC and Deloitte.

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