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March 9, 2021

EY TradeWatch | Issue 1 2021 edition now available

EY's TradeWatch, issue 1, 2021 outlines key legislative and administrative developments for customs and trade around the world, with links to EY resources, interactive graphics and maps. It features sections on technology and Tax Alerts as well as insights from the following jurisdictions: 


  • 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 AEO authorizations
  • Colombia: Recent changes regarding imports and exports
  • United States: Technical corrections to the USMCA Implementation Act - impact on free trade zones


  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership - the transformative potential
  • Japan: Annual report on post-entry audits
  • Malaysia: Enhancements to the Authorized Economic Operator 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 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

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 latest issue in the form of an interactive PDFor please find the file attached below.



TradeWatch 2021 | Issue 1


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