Changes to Customs Treatment of Buying Commissions

Changes to Customs Treatment of Buying Commissions

29 July 2011

The customs valuation rules allows importers to exclude buying commissions from the customs value provided certain conditions are met.

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Update on EU- South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Update on EU- South Korea Free Trade Agreement

29 July 2011

HMRC has published an information paper (CIP (11)62)  providing further information on the application of the free trade agreement between the EU and South Korea. The key points cover:

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EU Report on Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

EU Report on Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

29 July 2011

The EU Commission published its annual report on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR) on 14 July. This report breaks down seizures by origin and product groups. The number of shipments stopped almost doubled from last year to 103 million. One of the major trends this year is the growing number of detentions of postal packages.

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Classification of False Nails Sets

Classification of False Nails Sets

29 July 2011

The European Court of Justice has ruled on the classification of moulded false nail sets (C215/10). The sets consisted of a variety of sizes of nails made of moulded plastic, a small tube of glue, a nail file, a manicure stick and decorating stickers for the nails.

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Update to Preferential Trade on Imports from Balkans

Update to Preferential Trade on Imports from Balkans

29 July 2011

The EU has entered in to a number of free trade agreements with countries around the Balkans.

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