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Memories of Katrina: Helping Jackson County, MS Recover in the First Weeks After the Storm

Memories of Katrina: Helping Jackson County, MS Recover in the First Weeks After the Storm

By Wade Peikert Wade Peikert is a Senior Manager, Technical Services for Thomson Reuters and worked with the Office of the Clerk in Jackson County, Mississippi to help them through the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. Living on the Texas coast all my life, I know all about hurricane preparation. In the days leading up … Read More

Residential Electricity VAT Rate in Belgium Rises 9/1/2015

Residential Electricity VAT Rate in Belgium Rises 9/1/2015

The center-right Belgian coalition government of Charles Michel has announced that as of 1 September 2015 the value-added tax rate applied to residential energy service will rise to 21%. The applicable rate had been 6% since 1 April 2014 under initiative of the previous government under Elio Di Rupo. Reception to the change has been … Read More

Japan AEO Program (Authorized Economic Operator)

Japan AEO Program (Authorized Economic Operator)

Japan AEO program background and key features International Trade is an essential element for economic development.  Another very important element many countries and companies must also consider is the vulnerability to terrorist exploitation within the supply chain.  The role of Customs has become more and more indispensable these days and Customs has a unique role … Read More