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October 16, 2019

EY TradeWatch | Autumn 2019 edition now available

EY's TradeWatch Autumn 2019 edition outlines key legislative and administrative developments for customs and trade around the world. This issue comes in a new, interactive and easy to share format, links to EY resources, interactive graphics and maps. The publication also includes sections on Insights, Technology and Tax Alerts.

What's the latest in global trade?

In this issue we shine a spotlight on trade disruption, including Brexit, the latest developments on the US-China trade dispute. We also consider how trade executives are managing ongoing trade costs, and the technological revolution in effective global trade management. Our regional insights include an update on New Zealand’s customs modernization, new rules for supply chains involving exports from the European Union involving non-European exporters.

From the regions, TradeWatch includes the following insights:


  • Spotlight on latest developments in Canadian trade
  • Latest developments on the US-China trade dispute
  • US Export Controls on “Emerging Technologies”
  • Developments on the path towards USMCA ratification
  • Ecuadorian Customs Authority enacts new regulations to apply or renew as an AEO
  • Managing ongoing trade costs: Is business certainty attainable in the current legal landscape of US country of origin determinations?

Asia-Pacific and Japan

  • New Zealand’s customs modernization – an update
  • AEO in China – modernizing the program
  • Is the customs audit environment in Asia Pacific changing?

Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

  • Africa Union launches operational phase of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Thinking outside the zone
  • ECJ limits the assessment of import VAT in case of irregularities
  • Recast of the EU dual-use regulation
  • EU Quick Fixes – the impact on intra-EU trade of goods
  • Brexit update
  • Brexit, what is happening in the Netherlands
  • Need for action in structures comprising non-European exporters, developments in Germany


  • Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan entered in to force
  • Focusing on Fundamentals – A Global Trade Leading Practices Briefing

Technology articles in this issue cover:

  • The technological revolution in effective global trade management

A quarterly round up of EY Global Tax Alerts related to global trade matters are presented using an interactive map display.

Why TradeWatch?

In today's global economy, moving goods internationally can be a complex and costly activity. TradeWatch provides timely information about customs and international trade developments to help our clients develop strategies to manage duty costs and the risks of global trade, to improve trade compliance and to increase the operational effectiveness of international supply chains.

Access the Autumn 2019 issue in the form of an interactive PDF, or please find the file attached below.



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