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Busy weeks ahead for the International Trade Team which will be acting as speaker and expert in a number of exciting events in trade controls, customs and VAT ! Meet us at: 18-20 September 2017: IVEA Düsseldorf 25 September 2017: VBO-FEB CETA seminar Brussels  10 October 2017: Loyens & Loeff Automotive Seminar Amsterdam 17 October 2017: Loyens & Loeff Compliance seminar Brussels 7 November 2017: Annual Global Trade Controls 2017…...

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We are delighted to announce the first edition of the International Customs Conference in Düsseldorf. Bert Gevers (Partner, International Trade) is the co-founder and scientific coordinator of this conference which aims to provide a platform for those who are dealing with customs and trade at a high professional level. Internationally renowned speakers from the European Commission, judiciary, the customs administration, industry, academic and research institutions and legal consultancy will share…...

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Over the past few years the scope of the Belgian VAT exemption for the management of investment funds has been modified several times following multiple changes in the European and Belgian regulatory framework of funds (Art. 44, §3, 11° Belgian VAT Code). In the most recent change of the wording the VAT exemption was modified so that the management of collective investment funds as defined in the Act of 19…...

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On 18-20 september 2017, Bert Gevers (Partner Brussels) will take part as legal expert and lecturer where  he will chair workshops on toll manufacturing and customs. Through in total 17 interactive workshops, renowned VAT experts from all over the world will discuss various issues arising in the day-to-day business as well as best practices. The workshops will be led by experienced trainers from leading firms specialising in indirect taxation. The event is…...

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On 12 June 2017, the Belgian VAT authorities published circular letter n° 2017/C/36 which provides guidance on the application of the VAT exemption for insurance and reinsurance transactions as described in article 44, §3, 4° of the Belgian VAT Code. As of 1 January 2018, the VAT exemption for insurance transactions will no longer be applicable to claims settlement services provided by a third party in the name and on…...

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Congratulations to Bert Gevers and Thierry Charon of the Loyens & Loeff’s VAT, Customs & International Trade Practice on their apperance in the ITR's 2016 edition of the Indirect Tax Leaders guide. International Tax Review is a leading monthly publication about cross-border tax issues....

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Our Startup Team recently published an article on the tax shelter for starting enterprises and the mutually beneficial opportunity it represents for both investors as well as the startups themselves. The piece discusses the practical aspects of investments which qualify for the tax shelter and aims to ultimately urge more people to explore its possibilities. Read the full article on Régional-IT for a French version: regional-it.be and on Bloovi for a Dutch…...

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On 30 September, our expert Bert Gevers will talk about 'Recent developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions from US & EU Perspectives'. For more information about this seminar, click here. This publication and further information about export controls and economic sanctions can be found on the WORLD TRADE CONTROLS blog, an initiative led by the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium) and the…...

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On 4-6 October 2016, Bert Gevers (Partner Brussels) will take part as legal expert in the VAT Expert Academy conference in Düsseldorf. He will inter alia chair a workshop on the effects of the new Union Customs Code for VAT and co-chair a workshop on VAT for the energy sector. Through in total 13 interactive workshops, VAT experts from all over the world will discuss various issues arising in the…...

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Th. Charon en A. Clara, “Overdrachten van onroerend goed en btw anno 2013” in Caroline Docclo (ed.), Alabaster, Anthemis, Limal, 2013, pp. 493-530....