6 November 2020
COVID-19: European Commission puts forward taxation and customs measures to support access to more affordable equipment, vaccines and testing kits:
4 November 2020
The European Commission has published the latest version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN), applicable as from 1 January 2021.
The Combined Nomenclature forms the basis for the declaration of goods at importation or exportation or when subject to intra-Union trade statistics. This determines which rate of customs duty applies and how the goods are treated for statistical purposes.
The Combined Nomenclature was established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff. It is updated every year and is published as a Commission Implementing Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union, L Series. The latest version is now available as Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1577 in EU Official Journal L 361 of 30 October 2020.
For more information: https://lnkd.in/dUyqxhx
2 November 2020
On 28 October 2020, the European Commission proposed a new “Single Window”, aiming to enhance cooperation and coordination between different authorities, in order to facilitate the automatic verification of non-customs formalities for goods entering or leaving the EU.
More specifically the “Single Window” aims to digitalise and streamline processes, so that businesses will ultimately no longer have to submit documents to several authorities through different portals.
For more information: https://lnkd.in/dMbFPTJ
29 October 2020
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26 October 2020
Op 20 oktober 2020 onderschepten de Belgische douanediensten van de FOD Financiën – SPF Finances en de scheepvaartpolitie 11 miljoen namaaksigaretten in de haven van Zeebrugge (Port of Zeebrugge). Deze smokkel vertegenwoordigt 6,7 miljoen EUR aan ontdoken rechten (invoerrechten, accijnzen, bijzondere accijnzen en btw).
21 October 2020
The UK Government published an online checklist on how to prepare to export goods from Great Britain to the EU from 1 January 2021. For more details please check https://lnkd.in/d_HSrTT
13 October 2020
On 7 October 2020 the European Commission adopted the annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control listing Annex I to Regulation (EC) n° 428/2009.
The majority of the changes result from amendments agreed at the Wassenaar Arrangement, but important changes also reflect the decisions taken in the Australia Group in February 2020.
12 October 2020
On 1 January 2021 the transition period with the European Union will end, and the United Kingdom will operate a full, external border as a sovereign nation. This means that controls will be placed on the movement of goods between Great Britain and the EU.
On 13 July 2020 the UK government published a first edition of the Border Operating Model, setting out the core model that all importers and exporters will need to follow from January 2021 as well as the additional requirements for specific products such as live animals, plants, products of animal origin and high-risk food not of animal origin.
This latest iteration (October 2020) of the Border Operating Model provides additional information in a number of key areas as set out below as well as clarifying a number of questions from industry.