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March 9, 2021

Trade Watch | Issue 1 2021

The latest edition of Trade Watch is attached below. Trade Watch is a regular communication from EY Global Trade that outlines key legislative and administrative developments for customs and trade around the world. Highlights of this edition include:


— EU and China: The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
— Exclusive distribution rights: Court decisions illustrate the need for careful planning
— Global Trade Managed Services
— How COVID-19 impacted supply chains and what comes next
— Indirect Tax in Motion: How a structured approach can help businesses control trade activities
— Our global trade webcasts


— Colombia: Green light for Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) authorizations
— Colombia: Recent changes regarding imports and exports
— United States: Technical corrections to the USMCA Implemention Act — impact on free trade zones

Asia-Pacific and Japan

— Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — the transformative potential
— Japan: Annual report on post-entry audits
— Malaysia: Enhancements to the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program
— Vietnam: Free trade agreements — opportunities and recommendations

Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

— Africa: How free trade can accelerate Africa’s COVID-19 recovery
— Brexit: Update on EU-UK trade relations
— Brexit: The impact on EU businesses
— Brexit: What rules of origin requirements mean for UK-EU trade
— EY Brexit hypercare
— EY Brexit App
— EU: Proposals for carbon border adjustment mechanism
— EU: Is VAT deduction on imported goods dependent on ownership?
— Norway: VAT and customs issues with supply and install contracts
— Saudi Arabia: Post-clearance audits


Trade Watch | Issue 1 2021