- november 19-21.
Asset Recovery Training
The International College of Financial Investigation (ICOFI) organized Asset Recovery Training between 19-21th of November 2019. The participants discussed and heard presentations about asset recovery techniques, best practises of asset recovery of the member states, examined the MS regulations on handling of the seized assets, comparing national and EU legal approaches to identifying, tracing and confiscating the proceeds of crime and conferred about possibilities of the international cooperation in certain cases on asset recovery.
Practised investigators, prosecutors, tax- and customs officers, working in this changeable professional area day by day, took part on the 3-day-long event from six countries of the European Union (The Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary). Target audience of this training were those experts of different law enforcement agencies who have more year’s experiences of asset recovery. And as it was an expert forum, the participants emphasised its conduciveness, since there is no other way to share the features, the available data processing method and the national legal background of their work with each other, only personally within a face meeting.
The International College of Financial Investigation (ICOFI) organized its E-Commerce international training between 12-15th of November 2019. Specialists of five countries (The Netherland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary), and representatives of the European Commission TAXAUD and the WCO took part on this event to debate the best practise of taxation and legal background of e-commerce in the European Union. The colleagues also got knowledge of the e-commerce features of the member states and discussed about the issues of the new E-Commerce Regulation that comes into effect from 2021. Regarding, that the on-line trading grows exponentially year by year in around the world generally, there was a clear demand for ICOFI to establish a platform where experts of tax- and customs administrations of the member states can meet and share their experiences and the occurring issues. This is what ICOFI forum stood for.
A lot of valuable information pulled together during these four days, the exchange of best practises and experiences was very intense. Continuing this discussion, ICOFI has planned the same event in its program schedule of 2020, ensuring the forum where the representatives of member states can share the current issues related to the new EU regulation.