As from today, November 10, imports into the European Union of some products originated from the United States will be subject to an additional ad valorem customs duty in the range of 15 to 25 percent.
On September 10, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled judgment in case C-509/19 (BMW against German Customs Office) by means of which it considers that, to determine the customs value of an imported goods, the economic value of a software developed in the European Union (EU) and free of charge from the buyer (importer) to the seller (exporter) established in a third country, must be added to the transaction value.
Last September 4th, the Spanish Tax Authorities published the draft to amend the Spanish VAT Returns Form 303 (adopted by Spanish Order EHA/3786/2008 of December 29th), Form 322 and 353 (adopted by Spanish Order EHA/3434/2007 of November 23rd).
The Spanish Government has published the Royal Decree-Law 11/2020, of March 31 2020, entered into force yesterday, which approves urgent measures to try to mitigate impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Starting today and until April 26, the European Union submits for export the authorization of mouth protection masks, gloves and other protective clothing, whether or not they are originated from the EU, in order to guarantee the supply of these goods in the EU single market to deal with the epidemiological spread of COVID-19 in the Member States.
Regulation (EU) 2020/402 of March 14, 2020, making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorization, lists within Annex I the goods affected by this regulation (protective glasses, masks, gowns, suits and gloves) and the procedure to request the related export license that It will be issued by the authorities of each Member State (within a period of 5 working days -extendable-) , depending on the domestic and EU community supply and consumption provisions.
The request for authorization for the export of the health goods affected by this measure can be done through electronic means.
From Salinas & Partners, we inform the recurrent export operators of these medical devices that, without the export license that expressly authorizes the exit of these goods from the EU customs territory destined for a third country, the exportation will be prohibited, for the time being, until next April 26.
In the framework of the urgent tax measures implemented by the Government of Spain due to the extraordinary situation caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Tax has published, on its website, a notice informing taxpayers the extension of the term of the tax procedures that are in progress until an amendment on the tax regulation is published.
In the event that you or your Company is involved in a tax procedure, it will be considered suspended until the Spanish Tax Office issues a new communication.
From Salinas & Partners, we will promptly inform our Clients of any tax communication that may affect both operations and transactions of their business.
The Spanish Tax Administration has published the Plan Tax and Customs Control (BOE 01/28/2020) with important developments in verification actions taking place during 2020, considering the relevant elements that are weaving the current international environment: Brexit, retaliation measures imposed to the United States, e-commerce, artificial intelligence and data analysis under the Big Data technique, new highly digitized business models, cryptocurrencies and services trade.
On January 1, 2020, the so called “Quick Fixes” of the VAT Action Plan that the Commission has implemented for cross-border trade through Directive (EU) 2018/1910 enter into force.
In the midst of a protectionist context, the European Union -UE- once again opts for commercial openness and regional market integration by fully ratifying the Free Trade Agreement signed between the EU and Singapore.
There has been much speculation about the disappearance of the international commerce terms (Incoterms®) EXW and DDP, due to the entry into force of the 2020 version, recently published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).