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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