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New Tax on International Transportation Charges and Services Payable in China

The China Ministry of Finance (MOF) and State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued a circular (Caishui [2013] No. 37, (“Circular 37”)) on May 24, 2013, announcing the expansion of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Reform Pilot on a nationwide basis.  Certain revisions to the pilot regulations in this nationwide application of the VAT program will result in a 6% VAT charge assessed on transportation charges and freight forwarding services billed and paid in China.

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The Business Purpose Test

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July 2013 Industry News

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3PL Customers Report Identifies Service Trends

STOUGHTON, WI, July 11, 2013 / Armstrong & Associates, Inc. / – Eighty-six percent of Domestic Fortune 500 companies use 3PLs for logistics and supply chain functions according to a new report just issued by Armstrong & Associates.  The report “Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships – 2013” leverages Armstrong & Associates’ proprietary database of 6,398 3PL customer relationships to provide detailed information on the top outsourcers to 3PLs, trends in service demand, and 3PL market size by vertical industry segment from 2005 through 2013E.

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July 2013 MIQ Logistics Country Holidays

Please note the following MIQ Logistics holidays. All MIQ Logistics offices within the specified country will be closed on the dates listed, unless noted otherwise.

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Who is a “foreign official” for purposes of FCPA compliance?

The FCPA is clear that any officers or employees of state instrumentalities are “foreign officials”. State “instrumentalities” include government agencies, customs departments, as well as state-owned or controlled enterprises. The government interprets “foreign official” very broadly, in that it can include “any” employee or officer of or acting on behalf of a foreign government or agency, department, or instrumentality thereof.

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June 2013 Industry News

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Customs and Border Protection to Begin Enforcing Import Security Filing

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they will begin full enforcement of Importer Security Filing (ISF) regulations on July 9, 2013 and will start issuing liquidated damages against ISF importers and carriers for ISF non-compliance.

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Payment of “Anything of Value”

Payment of “Anything of Value” means to offer, attempt, give, pay, promise to pay or give anything of value.

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MIQ Logistics named Top North American 3PL by Logistics Quarterly

Overland Park, KS, May 14, 2013MIQ Logistics is pleased to announce its selection by Logistics Quarterly magazine as a Top North American 3PL in their annual compilation.  The esteemed list features leading 3PLs conducting business in the United States and Canada.

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