EU instigates radiation contamination checks on imports of Japanese food products

EU instigates radiation contamination checks on imports of Japanese food products

28 March 2011

Following the continuing problems at the Fukushima nuclear plant following the Tsunami that hit Japan, the European Commission has become concerned at the levels of radiation in certain Japanese food products such as milk and spinach may be harmful to public and animal safety in the EU.

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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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