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INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ROUND UP – EU PASSES VAT FRAUD REFORMS



*EU member states have been given temporary permission to use so-called reverse charge mechanisms to collect VAT, involving shifting liability to pay from suppliers to customers, to fight fraud. The EU Council of Ministers has approved a directive allowing governments to reverse charge VAT on domestic supplies of goods and services above EUR17,500 per transaction until June 2022, when a country is losing 25% or more of VAT to carousel fraud.…

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ZIMBABWE TAKES STEPS TOWARDS FIGHTING COMMERCIAL CRIME – BUT HOW MUCH ACTION IS MERE POLITICAL SCORE SETTLING?



THE POLITICAL career of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe may have been consigned to history last November (2017), when he was forced from power, but the patronage system and corruption of his 38-year rule in Zimbabwe continues to be felt, both on the streets and in boardrooms.…

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MUGABE’S DOWNFALL IS GOOD NEWS FOR BURGEONING TOBACCO SECTOR



For the first time since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, the African country’s tobacco selling season opened on March 21 this year with long time ruler Robert Mugabe no longer in power.

Former President Mugabe resigned last November (2017), faced with impeachment proceedings from Zimbabwe’s lawmakers, with the country’s generals and his own ZANU-PF party having turned against him.…

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BRAZIL LOSES COMMANDING POSITION IN GLOBAL TOBACCO LEAF MARKETS OVER PAST 10 YEARS, WTO DATA SHOWS



THE IMPORTANCE of Brazil as the world’s top supplier of internationally-traded tobacco leaf and manufactured products has been waning for the past decade, with India, notably, improving its position. New statistical analysis released by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) shows that this market share fall for Brazil also represented a decline in volume sales, given the global trade in tobacco leaf and products has shrunk since 2013 – until 2016, the year for which the latest data is available.…

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STRONG ZIMBABWE LEAF EXPORT LEVELS BUT UNLIKELY TO SOLVE COUNTRY’S ECONOMIC CRISIS ALONE



TOBACCO has been among Zimbabwe’s foreign exchange earners for decades, and the country remains Africa’s top producer of the golden leaf, despite the disruption that its agricultural sector faced in the early 2000s.

These days, the country’s cash-strapped government is supportive and is pinning its hopes on tobacco exports to spearhead an elusive economic recovery.…

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AFRICA STARTS TO ADOPT PUBLIC ACCOUNTING STANDARDS – BUT THE JOB WILL NOT BE EASY



WITH the economies of sub-Saharan Africa emerging from past poverty, informality and occasional chaos, the regularisation of the region’s public sector accounts is increasingly viewed as an important way of ensuring growing tax revenues are spent wisely.

As a result, accounting experts have been encouraged by growing moves to adopt International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).…

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GREAT PROFITS MAY BE WON IN FAILED AND FRAGILE STATES – BUT THE RISKS ARE HIGH



THE ANCIENT Celts has a saying: “To the brave belong all things.” And in business, this remains true. Companies prepared to take big risks, can reap big spoils. But they can also stumble into disaster. Such calculations are always made when foreign companies consider trading or investing in so-called ‘failed states’ or those at risk of failure.…

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WILDLIFE CRIME INCREASINGLY RUN BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISED CRIMINAL NETWORKS



An unprecedented spike in rhino poaching has not only threatened the existence of the charismatic species but also shone a spotlight on the highly organised criminal networks responsible. Wildlife crime is no longer seen as victimless or offering little reward but authorities are fighting back with some innovative tactics, reports Mark Rowe. …

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CURING-BASED DEFORESTATION CONTINUES TO CONCERN ZIMBABWE TOBACCO SECTOR



The scale of Zimbabwe’s reforestation programmes needs to vastly increase if they are going to counter the decimation of the country’s forests by the tobacco industry, a leading agricultural expert has warned.
Harare-based agriculture consultant Charles Taffs believes that if the current rate of deforestation continues without significant intervention, in less than seven years the 80,000 small-scale tobacco producers who supply the industry will have no wood left to burn for the leaf curing process.…

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SENIOR ZIMBABWE MEAT INDUSTRY FIGURES CALL FOR COSTS REDUCTIONS TO AID EXPORTS



The Zimbabwean government has been urged by a major domestic meat processor to take steps that will make local meat more price-competitive and attractive to external markets as it prepares to undertake a meat export drive.

Chief executive of Colcom, Theo Kumalo, argued that the government needed to address the problem of high stock feeds, which continue to inflate costs.…

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