Federico De Michiel and Malin Johansson join Copenhagen Economics

Federico De Michiel is hired as Economist. He joins our Brussels office. 

Federico holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from KU Leuven. Having focused his research on the innovation and economic performance of multinational firms, Federico is well suited to join our Competition team.

Malin Johansson is hired as Office Assistant. She joins our Stockholm office. 

She has a background in both finance and marketing, and will thus be a great contribution to our Business Support team. Malin will mainly be responsible for the daily administration and make sure that everything runs smoothly in our Stockholm office

New study: Measuring the impact on domestic e-retail from UPU terminal dues

Finland and Sweden are members of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a UN agency. The UPU international agreements include rules capping the cross-border postal rates (terminal dues) that the Finnish and Swedish post can charge the foreign sending postal company for inbound mail.

In this study, we estimate what the difference between domestic shipment fees and terminal dues means for domestic e-retailers in Finland and Sweden for realistic cases of e-commerce merchandise. We find that in many cases, the terminal dues disadvantage is even greater than the e-retailer’s profit margin contribution expected from that item type.

Tomorrow, Dr Bruno Basalisco presents the results at an event in Helsinki organised by retail association Kaupan Liitto.   

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact Dr. Bruno Basalisco

Is the new OECD guidance on marketing intangibles clear?

This week, our Stockholm office submitted its comments to the OECD's Public Consultation Document "Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digitalisation of the Economy".

The attribution of non-routine intangible return to the market jurisdictions, as proposed in the Marketing Intangible Proposal, may represent a profit shifting without any link to the value creation process in MNE groups, to the detriment of the jurisdiction actively involved in the DEMPE of intangible assets.

Read our comments

Read the OECD Public Consultation Document

For further information, please contact Hendrik Fügemann or Vincenzo Zurzolo

Invitation: Our annual postal & delivery conference

We are pleased to invite you to our annual postal & delivery conference 3 May 2019 in Copenhagen.

This year, we will address three central topics of current relevance to industry business and policy decision makers:

  • Cross-border e-commerce, UPU remuneration (terminal dues), customs rules and international trade
  • Telecoms vs postal&delivery, comparing and contrasting developments, key cases and the evolution of the EU and national regulatory frame-works in these sectors
  • Digitisation, market definition, industry structure & consolidation

As always, we look forward to welcome clients, decision makers, and industry leaders to participate in the discussions.

Learn more and sign up for the event

For further information, please contact Bruno Basalisco

New study: The ILUC concept still unfit for regulation of biofuels

The concept of indirect land use change (ILUC) involves fundamental uncertainties that are currently not addressed satisfactorily, and might never be. Specifically, we find that the current science does not support using feedstock-specific ILUC factors for regulatory purposes.

Learn more about the study

For further information, please contact Martin Bo Westh Hansen