It is actually right around now that we had
been planning on sending you an invitation to the International Customs
Conference 2020 to be held by the International VAT Conference Club e.V.
We were very much looking forward to seeing many familiar faces, this time in Brussels, as well as discussing hot-topic issues and the latest cases in customs law. However, as you are aware, the coronavirus has once more tightened its grip on our everyday lives. Again and again we receive news of individual cities and regions being considered “risk areas”. At the same time, it is absolutely understandable that we all also feel a sense of reluctance to travel and to come into contact with other people.
Over the last few weeks we have been thinking a lot about how best to proceed. Adopting a responsible approach in the current situation that we all find ourselves in is our top priority. Consideration of our responsibility for the health of all participants and contributors to the conference, as well as the planning uncertainty have led us to the conclusion that we must cancel this year’s International Customs Conference. We think you will agree that this decision was, in the circumstances, unavoidable. Nevertheless, we would like to thank you very much for your understanding.
We are already looking forward to seeing you again next year, when we hope that the world will be a calmer place.
We will send you a save-the-date invitation for 2021 as soon as more reliable planning is possible.
We wish you and your families all the best! Take care and stay healthy!