Tax , VAT , Fiscal Representation
Michel Fabry is the fifth running generation of the family companies operating in customs, international logistics and VAT in Europe.
For several decades, Michel has had long experience of administrative and tax issues related to international trade.
Michel finds great satisfaction in developing the best solutions for each client despite a complex European regulatory environment.
Michel knows how to defend the interests of his clients vis-à-vis the various national and European administrations.
Thanks to his expertise, Michel is at the origin of new professions such as the refund of VAT paid abroad by companies.
When Michel is not working, you will find him at the airfield flying airplanes and helicopters.
Since 1872, COSMOPOLITE’s original profession is acting as a freight forwarder in Belgium and France. It consists primarily in handling any formalities of import, export and transit.
COSMOPOLITE being a family firm, is physically established in Belgium, France and Holland. It now mainly plays its role by positioning itself between its customers and the tax and customs administrations of European countries.
COSMOPOLITE then practices the profession of a “tax representative” in all European countries.
Why designate a tax representative? For several reasons, the most common being the fact of holding a stock of goods in a country other than his own and delivering from that stock.
A team of specialists ensures the best application of European VAT rules in order to avoid any tax risks or penalties.
COSMOPOLITE allows its European customers to receive VAT refunds paid in other European countries. Companies from non-European countries can also claim these refunds.
A network of specialists affiliated with COSMOPOLITE covering all countries of Europe makes it possible to adapt to the particular tax aspects of each country.
Thus, every year, COSMOPOLITE customers recover several million Euros of tax.
In addition, COSMOPOLITE takes care of the tax and customs formalities specific to the international transport of petroleum products and alcohol.
COSMOPOLITE clients range from entrepreneurial and new emerging businesses to Fortune’s top 500 companies across all industries.