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National tax regimes and international trade agreements: What role for WTO and EU rules?

12 – 14 June 2017

Scientific Organisers: Bernard Hoekman | European University Institute, Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics

Cappella

Villa Schifanoia, Via Boccaccio 121 – Florence

 

 

Introduction

Potential 2017 US corporate tax reform and the August 2016 EU Commission decision demanding Ireland reclaim €13 billion in improper “state aid” from Apple have put the spotlight on relationships between national tax regimes and international trade agreements. This executive training seminar (ETS) provided an exploration of the law and economics of how issues arising through differences in national tax regimes – corporate income taxes, destination based cash-flow tax (DBCFT), border-adjusted tax (BAT), value-added tax (VAT), etc. – were addressed under international trade agreement provisions, such as the GATT/WTO, as well as the European Union’s rules on state aid. This ETS gathered at policymakers, practitioners and students of international economic law having an interest in the law and economics of trade agreements, and their dispute settlement procedures, on domestic tax regimes.

Final Programme

 

Speakers

Michel Anliker | KPMG
Chad P. Bown | Peterson Institute for International Economics
Petros C. Mavroidis | Columbia Law School
Damien Neven | Graduate Institute Geneva
Luca Rubini | University of Birmingham

 

Contacts

Matthias Kindel
AGG Training Coordinator
Tel.: +39 055 4685960
matthias.kindel@eui.eu