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HS Classification: Customs Compliance Issues Affecting Companies in Vietnam

HS Classification: Customs Compliance Issues Affecting Companies in Vietnam

Vietnam has adopted and maintained the World Customs Organization (WCO) Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System since March 1998.  Subsequently, additional laws and changing regulations have been added leading to additional challenges for Vietnamese companies and the Multi-National Corporations moving operations to Vietnam. In Vietnam, all export and import shipments are required to have a … Read More

Highlights from Day 2 of the 2017 OECD International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C.

Highlights from Day 2 of the 2017 OECD International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C.

On June 6, 2017, the OECD completed its two-day 2017 International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB). As with day 1 of the event, the OECD BEPS project was the focal point of the panels on day 2, which included discussions by government officials, … Read More

Opportunities and Challenges of Chinese MNCs’ Going Global

Opportunities and Challenges of Chinese MNCs’ Going Global

Understanding the different compliance requirements across multiple regions can be very challenging. Global regulations are not only complex but can change daily. Because of the increased expectation that companies pivot and adjust to these changes, Chinese Multi-National Corporations (MNC) have implemented behaviors to help them deal with these diverse complexities, specifically ensuring their subsidiaries can … Read More

Highlights from Day 1 of the 2017 OECD International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C.

Highlights from Day 1 of the 2017 OECD International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C.

On June 5, 2017, the OECD began its two-day 2017 International Tax Conference in Washington, D.C., in partnership with the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB). The OECD BEPS project was the focal point of each panel, which included discussions by government officials, OECD members, and multinational executives. Panel 1 – … Read More

U.S. and New Zealand Sign Competent Authority Arrangement to Exchange Country-by-Country Reports

U.S. and New Zealand Sign Competent Authority Arrangement to Exchange Country-by-Country Reports

On May 31, 2017, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated its listing of competent authority arrangements (CAAs) between the U.S. and its treaty partners. The listing includes a CAA between the U.S. and New Zealand on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports. See BEPS Action 13. Pursuant to the provisions of … Read More