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Vietnam’s Exports to Mexico in Recent Years

Vietnam’s Exports to Mexico in Recent Years

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE April 29, 2016

Background   Vietnam and Mexico established diplomatic relations with each other after Vietnam’s liberalization in April 1975. Both nations have signed several cooperation agreements in areas such as scientific and technological cooperation, agriculture, healthcare, culture, education and suppression of visa requirements for official and diplomatic passport holders of both countries. Currently both Vietnam and Mexico are … Read More

Popular Washington Sales Tax Exemption Threatened by New Initiative

Popular Washington Sales Tax Exemption Threatened by New Initiative

If a recently introduced initiative passes, southwest Washington’s ability to lure Portland-area consumers may be threatened. Currently, Washington sellers may waive state and local sales taxes for residents of states (including Oregon, Montana, and Alaska) that either don’t levy a sales tax or levy a sales tax of less than 3%. According to a … Read More

Nexus: Quill and Its Challengers

Nexus: Quill and Its Challengers

Nexus refers to sufficient connection with a political jurisdiction that gives that jurisdiction authority to require a person or business to collect and remit taxes.  Without nexus, laws requiring a business to collect tax violate the Constitution of the United States under the dormant commerce clause (which prohibits states from discriminating against interstate commerce) and the … Read More

Switzerland Initiates Consultation on OECD CbCR Exchange Multilateral Agreement

Switzerland Initiates Consultation on OECD CbCR Exchange Multilateral Agreement

On April 13, 2016, Switzerland’s Federal Council announced that it initiated a consultation on the OECD Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reports (the “MCAA”) that the government signed on to with 30 other countries on January 27, 2016. The MCAA describes the type of information to be exchanged … Read More