USA Hazcom 2012

8 January 2013

Gill Pagliuca examines the revised USA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), known as Hazcom 2012.

In court: VAT on intra-Community transactions

2 January 2013

Neil Baylis looks at Case C-273/11: Mecsek-Gabona Kft v Nemzeti Adó-és Vámhivatal Dél-dunántúli Regionális Adó Főigazgatósága, regarding the charging of VAT on intra-Community transactions.

Doha is dying: long live free trade

2 January 2013

Paul Clarke presents a round-up of the situation, at present, of the EU’s various current, nearly-concluded and proposed trade agreements with other countries and trading blocs, which will have a significant effect on British international traders.

Coming into effect: “place of supply” VAT rules for services

20 December 2012

The measures by which Directive 2006/112/EC (the Principal VAT Directive) was to be implemented were set out in Regulation 1777/2005 until that legislation was replaced by Regulation 282/2011, to take account of changes with regard to the place of taxation for services. Paul Clarke reports.

Energy efficiency

20 December 2012

Eric Davies reports on the Energy Efficiency Directive, a new initiative to reduce the EU’s energy consumption.

Taxation of capital gains lands UK in EU court

20 December 2012

Paul Clarke examines the European Commission’s process for monitoring Member States’ application of EU law, illustrated by the UK’s Taxation Chargeable Gains Act.

DB Schenker’s additional freight services

6 December 2012

In the first week of November 2012, the European rail freight operator Schenker announced that it had strengthened its freight operations between the UK and Italy with the introduction of an additional weekly service between Hams Hall in the Midlands and Domodossola in Italy.