Articles from 2011

EU places restrictions on imports of Chinese Plastic Kitchenware

EU places restrictions on imports of Chinese Plastic Kitchenware

28 March 2011

The European Commission has imposed specific conditions and detailed procedures for imports of polyamide and melamine plastic kitchenware from China and Hong Kong. The measures are in response to health concerns that potentially dangerous chemicals are leaching from these products and contaminating food.

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EU Appeals WTO Fasteners Ruling

EU Appeals WTO Fasteners Ruling

28 March 2011

ITS reported in January that the WTO had ruled against the EU on the basis of a Chinese complaint surrounding Anti Dumping Duties (ADD) levied by the EU on Chinese Screws and Fasteners.

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Tribunal Reminds Importers that HMRC Public Notices are not the law

Tribunal Reminds Importers that HMRC Public Notices are not the law

18 March 2011

In the case of S&B Herba Foods (Case TC001001) the UK Tax Tribunal rejected a claim from an importer seeking a repayment of duties paid when an import quota was exhausted and only part of the import was subsequently covered by the quota.

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Anti Dumping Duty on Chinese and Vietnamese Footwear finally set to end

Anti Dumping Duty on Chinese and Vietnamese Footwear finally set to end

18 March 2011

The European Commission recently published a notice in the Official Journal of the European Union stating that as there had been no request for a review and extension of existing anti dumping duty (ADD) measures on imports of footwear from China and Vietnam, the existing ADD will expire on 31/3/2011.

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Customs Planning in the new Financial Year

Customs Planning in the new Financial Year

17 March 2011

Effective management and planning of EC Customs Law enables businesses to not only maximise potential benefits but also to mitigate their risks. What better opportunity for businesses to be proactive than the end of the current and beginning of the next Financial Year?

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Grace Period for Import Control System Extended

Grace Period for Import Control System Extended

17 March 2011

On the 1 January this year, the Import Control System (ICS) became effective across the EU. Carriers are now required to provide pre-arrival information in a specified format for all cargo entering the EU regardless of the eventual destination of the cargo.

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Pharmaceutical and Chemical Importers face difficult period following ECJ Ruling

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Importers face difficult period following ECJ Ruling

28 February 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently ruled on the composition of certain chemicals and the level of purity required in order for them to benefit under ‘Pharmaceutical Relief’ accorded to importers under the European Customs Tariff. Pharmaceutical Relief allows certain products to be imported duty free provided that the goods fall within very strict definitions contained in the approved list in an Annex of the EC Customs Tariff.

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Customs Duties on Certain Cereal Imports Temporarily Suspended

Are the New Import Control System Charges to be included in the Customs Value of your goods?

Are the New Import Control System Charges to be included in the Customs Value of your goods?

24 February 2011

Until now, one of the unanswered questions relating to the new Import Control System and in particular the charges introduced by freight forwarders to ensure compliance with the new system was whether these charges should be included as part of the Customs Value declared to HMRC?

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Is this the right time to apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status? Probably not!

Is this the right time to apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status? Probably not!

17 February 2011

We are coming across more and more cross-industry commentators who are advising that businesses seek Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status as soon as possible. But is this always best advice? Whilst we agree with the consensus of opinion that AEO will indeed become the norm rather than the exception we do not think the business case is presently strong enough for most businesses to adopt AEO. In our opinion it is the implementation of the Modernised Customs Code that will act as a catalyst for businesses to seek AEO approval because of the tangible benefits AEO will bring once the MCC is implemented.

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