Professor Wolffgang gives workshop on German Tax Consultants Congress 2024

Mai 18, 2024

The German Tax Consultants‘ Congress took place in Berlin on May 13 and 14. In this context, Professor Wolffgang held a workshop on new developments in customs and foreign trade law.

In the first half of his lecture, he explained how sustainability issues can be addressed through customs law. To this end he, presented the new EU Deforestation Regulation. Further he shed light on the rules and regulations of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act („Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz“) which is applicable since 1st of January 2023. Subsequently, he gave an outlook on the European Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD), which has not yet been passed by EU Parliament. Finally, Professor Wolffgang referred to the planned EU Forced Labour Regulation, which is currently still being negotiated between the European institutions and and is not expected to be applicable until 2026 or 2027.

In the second half of the workshop, Prof. Wolffgang gave an overview of the upcoming EU Customs law reform. He illustrated the planned EU Customs Data Hub and outlined the intended EU Customs Authority. Finally he introduced the new AEO plus status for companys which the reform envisages.

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