Articles from 2010

The Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Regulation- Extension of clearance checks

The Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Regulation- Extension of clearance checks

04 March 2010

The Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Regulation-Extension of clearance checks to all products from 1 March 2010.

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ECJ rules that goods produced in Jewish Settlements in the West Bank are not 'made in Israel'

ECJ rules that goods produced in Jewish Settlements in the West Bank are not 'made in Israel'

04 March 2010

Case C-386/08 Brita GmbH The European Court of Justice was recently faced with the question whether Israeli goods that had been made in Jewish settlements in the West Bank could benefit from the EU-Israel Preferential Trade Agreement?

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Sri Lanka removed from GSP+ list

Sri Lanka removed from GSP+ list

26 February 2010

ITS reported in December 2009 that the European Commission had adopted a temporary proposal to suspend the GSP+ trade concession to Sri Lanka and that a decision would be made in two months to decide whether or not to remove GSP+ benefits permanently or not.

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What type of processing is sufficient to confer origin on a product?

What type of processing is sufficient to confer origin on a product?

26 February 2010

The ECJ once again rules on the issue… The ECJ was once again recently faced with the issue of what constitutes sufficient working or processing to convey origin on a product in the case of Hoesch Metal and Alloys (C-373/08).

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Classification of a rear-view mirror reversing system

Classification of a rear-view mirror reversing system

26 February 2010

The UK Customs Tribunal was recently called upon to make a ruling as to the classification of rear-view mirror reversing systems in the case of Spot Technology (TC00300). The issue was whether the system in question was entitled to an Autonomous Duty Suspension under CN code 8528.59.90.20:

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The Classification of food supplements

The Classification of food supplements

28 January 2010

ECJ Case Swiss Caps (C-410/08, C-411/08 and C-412/08) The ECJ recently made a judgement in Swiss Caps (Joined cases C-410/08, C-411/08 and C-412/08) concerning three disputes regarding the CN classification of three types of capsules containing mainly fish oil, wheat germ oil and black cumin oil imported into Germany as “food preparations”.

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(Re)Defining

(Re)Defining "Substantial processing or working" in the rules of Origin

28 January 2010

Case C-260/08 Heko The ECJ clarifies the situation once more The ECJ was recently faced with another case regarding the origin of goods, this time regarding steel cables manufactured in North Korea using stranded steel wire originating in China. Once again the ECJ was asked just how much processing of a raw material was necessary in order to convey origin on a product.

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New controls for certain imports of nuts, figs and dried fruit

New controls for certain imports of nuts, figs and dried fruit

26 January 2010

New import controls have been established following on from Commission Regulation 1152/2009 concerning certain imports of nuts, figs and dried fruit and certain products made from these items.

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Revising an incorrect customs declaration

Revising an incorrect customs declaration

15 January 2010

Another defeat for Customs The European Court of Justice has issued its long-awaited judgement in the joined cases of Terex (C-430/08) and FG Wilson and Caterpillar (C-431/08).  Both cases revolved around incorrect export declarations for goods that were imported under the Inward Processing Relief (IPR) duty relief procedure.

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The Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Regulation- Clarification for Importers

The Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Regulation- Clarification for Importers

12 January 2010

The introduction of the catch certificate regime this year has caused considerable confusion and uncertainty amongst importers.

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