Why this programme?
International supply chain taxation is at the forefront of worldwide developments. Did you know that countries compete with their tax systems to influence their trade balance? That politics often interfere with the levy of customs duties? And that billions (€) are lost each year due to tax evasion and avoidance? The courses in this specialization focus on tax systems from the perspective of the global supply chain. However, this does not mean that history, business, politics and economics are left out. Quite the opposite, in fact: the study of laws and jurisprudence goes hand in hand with a practical understanding of society in general. Here’s some of the topics discussed in this specialization:
- What is VAT and customs fraud, and why does it primarily manifest itself in cross-border settings?
- How and why are anti-dumping duties a critical instrument for combating unfair competition?
- In what manner do political considerations influence the customs tariffs around the world?
- What is the role of the World Trade Organization (WTO) when it comes to international supply chain taxation?
What are the main environmental tax initiatives of the European Commission, and how do they affect international trade?
- What are excises and how are they levied in cross-border contexts?
The above are just some examples. There’s so much more to be discovered in customs and international supply chain taxation!