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Golden visa, free ports and letterbox companies from a money laundering and tax evasion perspective

Today’s meeting of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) will be devoted to ‘golden visa’, ‘free ports’ and ‘letterbox companies’ from a money laundering and tax evasion perspective. Continue reading

Action programmes for taxation and customs

The European Commission (EC) proposes two programmes to enhance cooperation between tax and customs authorities and fund the required IT systems in the 2014-20 period. Background Cooperation between EU national authorities in the field of taxation and customs is currently carried out within the framework of Fiscalis 2013 and Customs 2013 programmes. These cover the … Continue reading

Updating the EU Customs Code

The EU’s current customs code is still based on procedures involving paper documents. In order to modernise the rules and adapt the legislation to the electronic environment, the European Commission has proposed to amend the pending modified customs code and postpone its full implementation until 2020. Background The 1992 Community Customs Code is a single … Continue reading

Lutte de l’UE contre le commerce illicite du tabac

Le commerce illicite des produits du tabac prive l’Union européenne (UE) et les États membres de recettes douanières et fiscales considérables. Cette activité criminelle particulièrement lucrative sape en outre les politiques de santé publique, menace les entreprises légales et participe au financement du crime organisé. La coopération internationale en matière de lutte contre ce problème … Continue reading

Increase of Norway’s import duties for some agricultural products: impact and reactions

Traditionally a strong supporter of its agricultural sector, Norway has since 1 January 2013 been applying new ad valorem duties on imports of certain types of cheese, sheep and beef meat, resulting in sharp increases to respectively 277%, 429%, and 344%. This move was preceded by a new 72% import duty on hortensia flowers in … Continue reading

Establishing Free Zones for regional development

Free Zones are geographic areas in which a governmental authority offers incentives, different from the host country’s regular policies, to companies operating in the region. Given the nature of these incentives, designated zones are often said to function as “growth poles” for the region, or even beyond. Within the European Union, 74 Free Zones are … Continue reading

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