Review of Autonomous Duty Suspension by EU Commission

Review of Autonomous Duty Suspension by EU Commission

21 March 2014

We review the autonomous duty suspension scheme which provides EU manufacturing businesses with an opportunity to import raw materials, semi-finished goods and components that are not available within the EU at zero or reduced duties.

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End Use Relief Threat

End Use Relief Threat

21 March 2014

A recent Tribunal case seems to support a new restricted interpretation of end-use that could leave those businesses benefiting from the regime at risk.

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Anti Dumping Duty News - February 2014

Anti Dumping Duty News - February 2014

17 February 2014

Recent Anti Dumping Duty Updates

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Classification News - February 2014

Classification News - February 2014

17 February 2014

Recent Classification News

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First Sale Removed from 2016?

First Sale Removed from 2016?

23 January 2014

First Sale planning can reduce the customs value. Its application legitimately reduces customs duties on goods sourced through intermediaries and has been accepted by the main commercial blocks of the world – the EU, US & Japan.

The EU Commission has now circulated initial drafts of the Delegated and Implementing Acts which seek to remove the ability to use first sale by requiring the importer to use “the transaction occurring immediately before the goods are declared for free circulation”.

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