Customs Simplified Procedures: New criteria and conditions for authorisation and use

Customs Simplified Procedures: New criteria and conditions for authorisation and use

21 December 2009

Businesses wishing to operate Customs simplified procedures will soon have to meet conditions similar to those for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) (see Commission Regulation (EC) 1192/2008).

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The Classification of Trekking Boots

The Classification of Trekking Boots

16 November 2009

The European Commission recently published a regulation concerning the classification of trekking boots.   The table below is taken from the Annex of that regulation.

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Classification of Fruit Juices and the meaning of 'added sugar'

Classification of Fruit Juices and the meaning of 'added sugar'

16 November 2009

Dinter GmbH v Hauptzollamt Düsseldorf (C 522/07) & Europol Frost-Food GmbH v Hauptzollamt Krefeld (C 65/08)

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The end of Inward Processing relief (drawback) using a simplified authorisation

The end of Inward Processing relief (drawback) using a simplified authorisation

27 October 2009

The Modernised Customs Code (MCC) had as one of its main goals the streamlining and simplification of customs procedures. It is anticipated that the MCC will come into force in June 2013 as there is still some wrangling over the Implementing Regulations as well as the need for a transition period to accommodate the changes. However, in preparation for this change, HMRC intends to abolish Inward Processing Relief (drawback) using a simplified authorisation from 1 April 2010.

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Pace plc v HMRC (C-289/09)

Pace plc v HMRC (C-289/09)

27 October 2009

A UK tax tribunal has referred questions regarding the customs classification of certain set-top boxes incorporating a hard-disk drive and on the validity of an existing Binding Tariff Information following an update to the Combined Nomenclature.

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