Lidl and PAKi Logistics launch new pallet management system in Europe: the e-Voucher

Lidl, Europe’s largest food retailer, has introduced a new, more sustainable and efficient pallet pool contracting and management system, provided by PAKi: the e-Voucher. This system brings innovation to its logistics platforms, streamlining the processes at the docks and contributing to a more sustainable pallet management. Since November 2018, Lidl offers its suppliers and carriers, […]

These countries have the best work-life balance

If you’re frustrated with your work-life balance, you might consider moving to the Netherlands. Dutch people don’t tend to work very long hours and spend more time on leisure activities, as well as sleeping and relaxing, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s latest Better Life Index. The index ranks countries by how […]

Ukraine and Slovakia to jointly create logistics terminals

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan, the Slovakian State Secretary of Finance Ministry, Dana Meage, and Slovakian Minister of Transport, Arpad Ersek, agreed to elaborate the possibility for the developing of logistics terminals in Kosice and Mukachevo and decided to create a working group, which will include representatives of the railway companies from the two […]

EU Customs Trader Portal

On 1 October 2019, the European Commission has launched the EU Customs Trader Portal, an electronic single point-of-access to a number of EU customs systems. In a first stage, the portal will be used for applications for Binding Tariff Information (eBTI) and applications for Authorised Economic Operator status (eAEO). As of 1 October 2019, these applications have to be made […]

How to prepare for Brexit Customs guide for businesses

Should the UK leave the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement, which would put in place a transition period, it will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes as of the date of its withdrawal. Businesses in the EU should start preparing for this possibility, if they have not yet done so. Brexit will […]

EU tax transparency tools prove effective in the fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance

EU tax transparency rules on the automatic exchange of information between Member States are delivering added-value when it comes to countries’ ability to crack down on tax avoidance, according to an evaluation published on 16 September 2019 by the Commission. The report provides a first snapshot of the commonly agreed legislation underpinning the exchange of tax […]