Articles from 2009

Upcoming Cases in the European Court of Justice

Upcoming Cases in the European Court of Justice

12 May 2009

(Case T-219/07) DSV Road

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Duty Suspension on certain types of LCD Monitors

Duty Suspension on certain types of LCD Monitors

12 May 2009

Council Regulation (EC) No 179/2009 of 5 March 2009

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Classification of products that have lost their taste, smell or appearance

EU-Canada Pact near despite clash over seal imports

Classification of LCD

Classification of LCD "dual-use" monitors

01 May 2009

Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Kamino International Logistics (2009) (Case C-376/07). There have been a number of cases recently at the European Court concerned with items or goods that can be used for more than one purpose and the difficulties of classifying them for customs purposes. The court once again was faced with this issue in the case of Staatssecretaris van Financiën v Kamino International Logistics (2009) (Case C-376/07).

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When Do Additional Duties or Penalty Measures Come into Effect?

When Do Additional Duties or Penalty Measures Come into Effect?

29 April 2009

Additional customs duties, retaliatory measures and anti-dumping duties etc are all published in the Official Journal and often come to the attention of the importer at very short notice. These costs are typically a very high percentage of the value of the goods and can turn otherwise profitable deals into loss-making deals. One key point to address is when do such measures come in to effect?

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EU-South Korea Pact near

EU-South Korea Pact near

28 April 2009

Sources in Brussels report that the European Union is close to clinching a 100 billion dollar trade deal with South Korea. A majority of the EU’s 27 Member States backed the deal but the main sticking point is the opposition by the EU auto-sector to “duty drawback” on South Korean cars.

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When is customs debt extinguished if goods are unlawfully introduced into the EC?

When is customs debt extinguished if goods are unlawfully introduced into the EC?

22 April 2009

The ECJ recently made a decision regarding customs debt in respect of goods unlawfully introduced and later seized and destroyed by the customs authorities into the EC ( Elshani v Hauptzollamt Linz (C-459/07).

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Proposal for a new Agreement between the EC and Switzerland

Proposal for a new Agreement between the EC and Switzerland

15 April 2009

The European Commission has issued a proposal for a Council Decision (20.03.2009) simplifying inspections and formalities in respect of the carriage of goods and customs security measures between the European Community and Switzerland.

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Recent Tribunal Decisions: What is Art?

Recent Tribunal Decisions: What is Art?

07 April 2009

Haunch of Venison Partners Ltd C00266

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