Workshop on International VAT held in Lausanne on 27 and 28 September 2018

La Représentation Fiscale and the Italian and Spanish members of the TRA Alliance will intervene as speakers at the Workshop on International VAT organized for the members of the ACForum, the 27 and 28 September 2018 in Lausanne.

The conference part will provide advice and guidance on VAT issues faced by non-profit organisations involved in congress and events management within the EU;

Breakout sessions will provide opportunities to share experience and know-how while discussing case studies and questions submitted by the participants in depth.

Donato Raponi, former Head of Unit / Value Added Tax DG Taxud at the European Commission, will enhance this event with his presence by talking about the near future of the EU VAT System.

Centralized customs clearance

Since May 1, 2016, the single clearance procedure is no longer granted and is replaced by the centralized clearance procedure.

Centralized clearance allows a person to submit to a customs office (known as “Declaration”) a customs declaration in respect of goods presented in the jurisdiction of another customs office (called “Presentation”).

In other words, centralized clearance allows traders to have a single point of contact (registration office) for customs clearance and centralize, thus, all customs formalities, including filing customs returns, at this single customs office regardless of the place of presentation of the goods. This process consequently leads to separate the physical flow of document flows of goods, both at import and export.

It is intended to apply both in EU and France, depending on whether the customs offices involved are located on the national customs territory, or in several Member States.  In the EU, the procedure will however not be operational before 2020.