On Thursday 2 February 2017 EFS is organizing a seminar (in English) on ‘Brexit: Consequences for Trade, VAT and Customs ̓. Academic experts and tax experts from international business and trade will exchange views on the possible consequences.
‘Brexit: Consequences for Trade, VAT and Customs’
The outcome of the Brexit referendum was without doubt the most remarkable event of 2016 from an EU political perspective. Although the UK has not yet started the formal Brexit process, the vote to leave the EU is obviously going to have a huge impact on both the UK and the EU.
From a customs and VAT perspective, the consequences will depend on the outcome of the negotiations on the conditions and relationship model that will apply after Brexit. Will the parties, for example, adopt the Norway model, the Switzerland model or the Turkey model? Or will a new, unique model be agreed? And what are the consequences of these models from a legal, trade and indirect tax perspective? Will the rules on the free movement of goods continue to apply? And what about the rules on competition and state aid?
In this EFS seminar three academic experts will share their views on the various exit models. This will be followed by a panel discussion in which four indirect tax experts from international business and trade will exchange views on the possible consequences in practice.
Date: Thursday 2 February 2017, 13.30 – 18.30 hrs.
Location: Campus Woudestein - Van der Groot Building, Forumzaal M3-15 (3rd floor)
Prof. René van der Paardt, Erasmus School of Economics; Partner at AKD N.V.
Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink, Erasmus School of Law
Prof. Thierry Charon, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB); Partner at Loyens & Loeff; Chair of the European VAT Club
Prof. Walter de Wit, Erasmus School of Law; Partner at EY
Prof. Han Kogels, Erasmus School of Law
Marlon van Amersfoort, EMEA-NL Indirect Tax Advisor, Shell International B.V.
Werner Engelen, Head of Indirect Tax and Customs, LEGO Group
Godfried Smit, Senior Project Leader (International), EVO – Fenedex
Huub Stringer, Head of VAT at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and member of the European Banking Federation’s VAT Working Group