5 October 2020
The UK transition: new rules from 2021
As the UK is leaving the EU single market and Customs Union and the end of the transition period will affect citizens and businesses, the UK government has gathered all useful tips and rules from January 2021 on its website: https://lnkd.in/dcunK6U
2 October 2020
Table of list rules applicable to products (following the classification in the CN)
The European Commission has enhanced its supports to economic operators and customs authorities regarding the determination of the non-preferential origin of e-bikes imported in the EU. The non-preferential origin non-binding list rule for e-bikes, classified under HS heading 8711 60, has been aligned on the one for bicycles.
For more information: https://lnkd.in/dTwigH2
2 October 2020
EU Member States have informed the European Commission that, in view of the COVID-19-crisis, certain serious disruptions in the functioning of their control systems, difficulties to perform official controls and other official activities with respect to movements of animals and goods into the Union and within the Union and difficulties to organise physical meetings with operators in the context of official controls will persist beyond 1 October 2020.
In order to address these disruptions, and to facilitate the planning and the performance of official controls and other official activities during this crisis, the period of application of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/466 should be prolonged until 1 February 2021.
29 September 2020
The Customs Action Plan: supporting EU customs to protect revenues, prosperity and security
On 28 September 2020 the European Commission launched a new #Customs Union Action Plan, setting out a series of measures to make EU customs smarter, more innovative and more efficient.
This plan proposes steps such as improved use of data, better tools and equipment, the promotion of #compliance, more cooperation within the EU and with customs authorities of partner countries and better preparation for future crises.
Read more: https://lnkd.in/e9rUN9F
25 September 2020
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1296 of 16 September 2020 amending Regulation (EC) No 88/97 on the authorization of the exemption of imports of certain bicycle parts originating in the People’s Republic of China from the extension by Council Regulation (EC) No 71/97 of the anti-dumping duty imposed by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2474/93
24 September 2020
Customs Square: still going for growth!
In order to achieve its ambition to advise and guide Belgian and foreign clients in depth in the field of customs and excise duty, Customs Square announces a strengthening of its team by recruiting new customs specialists.
A few weeks ago, we welcomed Customs Expert Evi Boonen as a new team member. As we received an overwhelming amount of positive reactions on LinkedIn, we would like to thank everyone who sent his or her congrats to Evi!
We are delighted to announce the recruitment of a new Customs Expert in the months to come. He or she will be focusing on strategic advice in AEO and internal customs audit procedures. To be continued !
By taking aboard these new experts, Customs Square will be able to offer a better service to its clients, provided by dedicated and motivated specialists.
The Customs Square team currently consists of:
– Linda Fierens, Partner
– Tom Verbrugge, Partner
– Kirby Van den Bosch, Customs Expert
– Klaas De Schepper, Customs Expert
– Evi Boonen, Customs Expert
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22 September 2020
Dutch government publishes research report about risks and challenges of oncoming Brexit
Recently the Dutch government published a research report, based on a firm-level survey, about the potential risks and challenges of the oncoming Brexit to Dutch companies. This report includes also recommandations for the government in supporting and advising entrepreneurs who are doing business with the UK.
21 September 2020
Adoption of Protocol on rules of origin to the EU-Ghana stepping stone EPA, in force since 20 August 2020
The EU and Ghana are implementing a stepping stone Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) since 15 December 2016. The stepping stone EPA is a trade and development agreement, which aims at promoting Ghana-EU trade while contributing, through trade and investment, to sustainable development and poverty reduction. This stepping stone EPA is in place until the adoption of the full regional EPA with 16 West African States (pending ratification by Nigeria).
The reciprocal protocol on rules of origin to the EU-Ghana stepping stone EPA has entered into force on 20 August 2020. The protocol provides for transparent and modern rules of origin and origin procedures (e.g. non-alteration, accounting segregation, modern provisions on cumulation, etc).
For more information: https://lnkd.in/dXNVmdM
15 September 2020
WCO: new partnerships with the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
10 September 2020: WCO announces trade facilitation capacity building partnerships with the UK Government: https://lnkd.in/eUgGXKa