Articles from 2011

WTO delays vote on Trade Concessions to Pakistan

WTO delays vote on Trade Concessions to Pakistan

14 February 2011

The EU plan to grant trade-concessions to Pakistan on 75 goods (mainly textiles and clothing) following on from Pakistan’s devastating floods last year, has suffered another blow after the WTO postponed the vote for enabling the measures after it became apparent that a number of non-EU countries complained it would damage their economies.

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Introduction of the Bribery Act postponed

Introduction of the Bribery Act postponed

14 February 2011

The Government has delayed the implementation of the Bribery Act because it is seeking to re-write the guidance notes for businesses because of the high level of ambiguity that the Act had introduced.

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Returning your customs documentation on time: Tax Tribunal adopts a zero-tolerance approach

Returning your customs documentation on time: Tax Tribunal adopts a zero-tolerance approach

14 February 2011

In the recent Tribunal case of Euro Trading Ltd (TC00934), the appellant failed to have a customs debt rescinded because HMRC had not received paperwork the appellant had sent.

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EU Anti Dumping Duty on Chinese Footwear to end?

EU Anti Dumping Duty on Chinese Footwear to end?

14 February 2011

It appears that the European Confederation of Footwear will not seek a renewal of Anti-Dumping Duties (ADD) on imports of footwear from China and Vietnam.

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February 2011 Classification News

February 2011 Classification News

11 February 2011

February has been a busy month so far with a number of classification regulations having been published concerning:

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Tariff Classification of LCD Monitors- Changes in the 2011 Tariff

Tariff Classification of LCD Monitors- Changes in the 2011 Tariff

20 January 2011

Certain types of LCD Monitor that have been subject to a nil rate of duty under an Autonomous Duty Suspension Regulation (Council Regulation 179/2009) will from the 1 January 2011 be subject to 14% import duty due to the lapse of the Duty Suspension in place.

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Latest Origin Rulings

Latest Origin Rulings

20 January 2011

Courts re-emphasise that ultimate responsibility lies with the Importer to prove their origin statements are correct.

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2011 Customs Outlook: What to expect from the year ahead

2011 Customs Outlook: What to expect from the year ahead

20 January 2011

The Christmas period has come and gone in the blink of an eye and we are back to life and reality facing up to what the Government and experts are calling “a tough year ahead”.

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Personal Liability for Senior Accounting Officers

Personal Liability for Senior Accounting Officers

19 January 2011

Schedule 46 of the Finance Act 2009 introduces personal liability for Senior Accounting Officers (SAO) for the tax activities of their companies.

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EU ADD on Chinese Screws and Fasteners Unlawful

EU ADD on Chinese Screws and Fasteners Unlawful

05 January 2011

Yet another defeat for the EU at the WTO.

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