Taxation and Crossborder e-commerce 12 May
The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 has led to a boom in cross-border e-commerce in both the EU and China. In China, cross-border e-commerce totaled 1.69 trillion yuan in 2020, with a 31.1 per cent increase year-on-year. In the meantime, cross-border e-commerce in the EU also expanded by 24 per cent and was worth and was worth 573 billion euros. In this context, the taxation of cross-border e-commerce has become increasingly relevant for both European and Chinese businesses.
The EU SME Centre and the European Chamber are thus pleased to invite you to our upcoming Working Group meeting. In this meeting, European Commission Head of Sector for Value-Added Tax (VAT) legislation and VAT fraud, Mr Ludwig de Winter, will provide an overview of the recent updates on EU VAT regulations on cross-border e-commerce. In addition, Mr Edward Sheehan, Corporate Services Manager at RsA Asia Tax Advisors will provide an overview of the e-commerce taxation scene in China.
16:00-16:10 Opening remarks by Magnus Sprenger, Chair of Finance & Taxation Working Group, European Chamber
16:10-17:00 Presentation by Ludwig de Winter, European Commission Head of Sector for Value-Added Tax (VAT) legislation and VAT fraud; and Edward Sheehan, Corporate Services Manager at RsA Asia Tax Advisors
17:00-17:30 Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Magnus Sprenger, Chair of Finance & Taxation Working Group, European Chamber
Edward Sheehan is a Corporate Services Manager at RsA Asia Tax Advisors. Edward has a diverse background in both Chinese legal and business environments and focuses in investment projects, corporate activities and structuring, as well as intellectual property rights and protection.
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