2019mei 08

Workshop VAN HAVERMAET: Sessie 4: Setting up e-commerce in the US in 2019

Corda INCubator

Deze sessie is geannuleerd. Men kan gratis aansluiten op de avondsessie op het kantoor van Van Havermaet in Hasselt (met bijkomende catering) dinsdagavond 7 mei. Wil en kan je hierbij zijn? Contact: Jonas Derycke ([email protected]

Doing Business in the US.
Practical opportunities (and pitfalls) for Belgian Start- en scale-ups


With global trade, digital economy and e-commerce expanding internationally, many Belgian start- and scale-ups are deciding not to sell only in Europe, but also on the large US market. Belgium is amongst the top 10 nations whose enterprises do business in the United States

Two major changes in US legislation are currently influencing the economic and legal landscape for European firms doing business or investing in the US. The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created the most significant tax law changes since decades, affecting virtually every US individual and business. Furthermore, a Supreme Court decision which allows states to expand their right to levy sales taxes shapes the e-commerce landscape, which may be considered as a game changer.

Hear from our US partner firm Aprio LLP what impact the Trump tax reform may have on doing business in the US. Yelena Epova and Kristin Maeckel will amongst others inform us about: 

  • How to do business in the US as a Belgian start- or scale-up? Is it required to set-up a US branch or company?
  • What are the effects of the Trump tax reform on your business? What about US federal and state taxes?
  • How does the change in sales tax legislation affect e-commerce start- and scale-ups in the US?  Which traps are to be avoided doing e-commerce in the US?

Yelena Epova is Partner-in-Charge of the International Services Group at Aprio, and works with clients doing business all over the world. Kristin Maeckel is a Partner in the International Tax Practice at Aprio and works exclusively with foreign firms doing business in the US, predominantly from Europe. 




Kristin Maeckel, Partner in the International Tax Practice at Aprio 
Yelena Epova, Partner-in-Charge of the International Services Group at Aprio
Jonas Derycke, Partner Tax at Van Havermaet



Free of charge 



Corda INCubator - Corda 1 - 1st floor 


08/05/2019 - start 12.00h