External Event: Updates on the Witholding Tax Revision and VAT – May 21, 2019

Posted by on 18. April 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

Description: The Zug Commodity Association (ZCA) is pleased to inform you about the upcoming external evening event, organized by the Zug Chamber of Commerce and its Partners. The topic is focusing on the changes of Whitholding Taxes, the old-age and survivor’s insurance (AHV) as well as on updates on VAT. This evening event takes place on May 21, 2019, starting at 17.30 at the Theater Casino Zug. The presentation language is German.  Program ·     17.30 Uhr – Introduction ·     17.35 Uhr – Withholding TaxRevision ·    ...

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ZCA Seminar: Shipping and Trading Law Seminar – May 2, 2019

Posted by on 01. April 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

This session on Shipping and Trading Training for traders, operators and banks, will start with highlights from recent case law including a favorable Supreme Court judgment secured by HFW in Taurus v SOMO looking at the beneficial entity under an LC, then review the recent Supreme Court decision of Volcafe v CSA reviewing the burden of proof under the Hague-Visby rules. Further highlights include the Court of Appeal decision in “PACIFIC VOYAGER” (voyage charterparty/ETAs) and the Commercial Court decisions in “OCEAN...

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STSA Training: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Commodity Trading – Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Posted by on 14. February 2019 in General News | 0 comments

An increasing number of standards, initiatives and legislation require that companies know and show how they respect human rights across their own operations and global value chains. The Swiss Federal Council adopted a National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on December 2016, and published the Commodity Trading Sector Guidance on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on November 2018. This training will provide business practitioners with guidance on...

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ZCA Evening Event: Tax Reform and AHV Financing (formerly: Tax Proposal 17) – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Posted by on 13. February 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

13. March 2019 – 13. March 2019 Grafenauweg 10 Map and Directions | Register Description: Key takeaways for the commodity trading industry Another chapter of the reform of the current Swiss corporate tax system has just started. The referendum on Tax Reform and AHV Financing was successfully called and the public vote on 19 May 2019 will tell us where the story goes. Thereby, the main goal remains unchanged: the long-term tax attractiveness of Switzerland as business location shall be ensured. In light of the above, the following...

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Day of the Zug Economy: Evening Event – Monday, March 25, 2019

Posted by on 30. January 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

The Zug Commodity Association (ZCA) is pleased to inform you about the upcoming evening event, organized by the Zug Chamber of Commerce on the topic “Global & Connected: Opportunities and Risks for the Swiss Economy?”. This evening event takes place on Monday, March 25, 2018, starting at 5.30 pm at the Theater Casino in Zug until 7 pm followed by an apéro. Guests from the industry, commerce and politics will discuss opportunities and challenges that the world of local and global economies are facing. For additional...

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ZCA Lunch & Learn: Frequent issues under Swiss-law trading contracts – February 7, 2019

Posted by on 21. January 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

Swiss law is frequently chosen by contractual parties to govern contracts for international sales contracts for commodities or for manufactured goods. This is because Swiss law is often seen as being business-friendly, neutral and commonsensical. William Hold will discuss a number of issues that frequently arise in connection with contracts for the sale of goods, and will review some of the remedies that are available when a sales contract is breached. Topics will include quality claims, force majeure and time bars. Speaker William Hold is a...

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ZCA Evening Event: DNV GL – Energy Transition Outlook to 2050 for the Maritime Industry – January 30, 2019

Posted by on 07. January 2019 in Events, General News | 0 comments

Decarbonization will be one of the megatrends that will shape the maritime industry over the next decades, especially in light of the new IMO Greenhouse gas strategy. As we head toward 2050, our industry still faces considerable uncertainty in changing markets, regulatory changes; new technologies, and the effects of digitalization. During this DNV GL presentation we will provide an independent forecast of the maritime energy future and examine how the energy transition will affect the industry. We will highlight main developments and changes...

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ZCA Afternoon Seminar: Long term commodity supply contracts – November 29, 2018

Posted by on 31. October 2018 in Events | 0 comments

Reed Smith LLP and Zug Commodity Association will be running a workshop on long term commodity supply contracts. We will cover the following topics. The supply contract’s relationship with other contracts “Good faith” obligations (express and implied) and “negotiation” claus-es Price reopener clauses Changes in product specification Exclusion of liability/liquidated damages “Take or pay” provisions Force majeure and “hardship” clauses Termination provisions and “break” clauses Dispute resolution and the effect of “BREXIT” The English Court of...

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Day Event: Human Resource Related Topics in the Commodity Industry – November 7, 2018

Posted by on 06. September 2018 in Events, General News | 0 comments

The Zug Commodity Association (ZCA) is pleased to inform you about the successful continuation of our yearly event related to Human Resource questions in the commodity sector starting at 10.30 in the morning until 17:00 (Grafenauweg 10, Zug). This day is especially designed for Human Resources (HR) professionals. Although it is organized and hosted by the ZCA, the event is not exclusively open to only commodity sector companies: we are kindly inviting HR professionals or their representatives from other business sectors to participate. Our...

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ZCA Evening Event: Blockchain Technologies in the Context of Commodities & Finance – October 10, 2018

Posted by on 06. September 2018 in Events, General News | 0 comments

This event will focus on bring forward some of the relevant trends Blockchain is introducing to Commodities trading and the drive behind adoption for digitalisation. Starting with an overview of what makes Blockchain relevant, its strengths and weaknesses we will be tying together the potential impact it is having on business models and operations. Jazz Kang, Swisscom Blockchain will aim to inject the session with new ideas and Alexander Peters, ArrowMetals, with over 25 years of trading experi-ence will demonstrate how blockchain will create...

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