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10 Do's & Don'ts At Dinner Tables Around The World

Have you ever been accidentally disrespectful while eating abroad? This simple visual guide will help you avoid these mistakes and funny looks from locals.

Food is such an important piece of culture dating back to ancient times. 96 more words


BEPS: Indirect tax impact

EY’s Global Tax Alert highlights the indirect tax consequences resulting from final guidance of the BEPS Action Items:


Key observations:

  • Interaction of Article 1 (Digital Economy) and Article 7 (PE) may create a wider gap for findings of a indirect tax “fixed establishment” and a direct tax “permanent establishment” (PE), although some countries do not respect such distinction.  
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Tax Risk Management

You Can't Fight Customs, c. 1989...

The Customs guys in Houston had a little table set up on the ramp to the airplane for the international flight. I’ve never seen anything like that, so ignore it. 282 more words

Good to know BEFORE moving to JAPAN

Vloggers Sharla and Rachel talk about stuff they wish they knew before they moved to Japan. Are you moving to Japan? Watch and learn. ^_-

6. Miscellaneous


The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has ordered the immediate removal of rice from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders. 255 more words


Crossing the border

As some of you know, I am quite addicted to Facebook… You can laugh, people; you may even ridicule my little obsession but Facebook genuinely is such an amazing tool when you move to a new place. 924 more words

Non Classé

18th and 19th Century: Historical Custom: The Flitch of Bacon Custom

Historical customs have long existed. For instance, in Scotland there has been a long tradition of wearing kilts, and, the custom continued despite efforts to weaken Scottish support for the restoration of the James II of England by passing the Dress Act of 1746 that forbade “Highland Dress.” Another long-time custom is Lent—forty days of fasting, both from food and festivities—and there is the custom of primogeniture that allows a deceased person’s estate to go to the firstborn male child. 113 more words

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