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June 30, 2021

EY TradeWatch | Issue 2 2021 edition now available

EY's TradeWatch, issue 2, 2021 outlines key legislative and administrative developments for customs and trade around the world, with links to EY resources, interactive graphics and maps. This edition features a special ‘Post-Brexit’ section as well as Insights from the following jurisdictions: 


  • Using customs warehouses for e-commerce fulfilment — a comparison of valuation approaches
  • Technical Committee on Customs Valuation approves two new advisory opinions
  • How the life sciences value chain will be impacted by trade and VAT 
  • Indirect Tax in Motion: How a structured approach can help businesses control trade activities
  • Global Trade Managed Services
  • EY Global Customs Talks
  • Our Global Trade webcasts


  • Brazil: Single-window customs system declaration and product catalogue
  • Latin America: Nearshoring opportunities in Panama and Costa Rica
  • Mexico: Labor implications of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
  • United States: Court of International Trade decision questions first sale principle applicability to Chinese and Vietnamese origin goods


  • China: Ministry of Commerce provides guidance on export controls by exporters of dual-use items
  • China: Customs update – April 2021
  • Japan: A step to realizing carbon neutrality — carbon border adjustment mechanism under consideration
  • Oceania: Duty drawback for importers and exporters in Australia and New Zealand

Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

  • Africa: Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
  • European Court of Justice: Court rules on transport costs and customs value under DAF delivery terms
  • EU: Impact of new e-commerce VAT rules on customs
  • EU: Trade Policy Review — aiming at open strategic autonomy
  • Gabon: Certificate of conformity for imports and exports
  • Germany: Customs tariff classification of sports footwear from Vietnam
  • Germany: Preparing for customs audits
  • Norway: E-commerce VAT rules for low-value imports

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.

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TradeWatch 2021 | Issue 2


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