January 24, 2020
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Binding Tariff Information (BTI) decision

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Customs duties are payable on imports/ exports and other related provisions. The rate that must be paid – and any related requirements, such as import/ export certificates – depends on the tariff classification applicable to the product.

To have legal certainty in advance that you are applying the correct classification to your goods, you should apply for a Binding Tariff Information (BTI) decision.

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en, lt
Wooden or plastic tableware (0% or 6.5% duty rate)?
21-07-2021

In this article, we overview a recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning tariff classification of goods. The product is 'bamboo beakers' made of plant fibers (72,33% by weight) and melamine resin (25,2% by weight), the latter gives the product its shape and strength. The questions raised: how are headings 3924 and 4419 of the Combined Nomenclature to be interpreted for the classification of this product; whether GIR 3 (a) ('heading which provides the most specific description') or GIR 3 (b) ('the material which gives the goods their essential character') should be applied.

Virginija Dordzikienė

classification
en, lt
Wooden or plastic tableware (0% or 6.5% duty rate)?
21-07-2021

In this article, we overview a recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning tariff classification of goods. The product is 'bamboo beakers' made of plant fibers (72,33% by weight) and melamine resin (25,2% by weight), the latter gives the product its shape and strength. The questions raised: how are headings 3924 and 4419 of the Combined Nomenclature to be interpreted for the classification of this product; whether GIR 3 (a) ('heading which provides the most specific description') or GIR 3 (b) ('the material which gives the goods their essential character') should be applied.

Virginija Dordzikienė

classification
en, lt
Product classification recommendation for business planning
25-06-2021

Businesses usually contact the Customs Laboratory to find out the tariff classification of a good and/ or certain parameters of it in order to assess the financial aspects of their business plan and aspects related to the prohibitions and restrictions on entry or exit of goods. Let's take a look at how to get the product classification recommendation in Lithuania and what to do if you disagree with it.

Ramutė Neniškienė

classification
en, lt
Product classification recommendation for business planning
25-06-2021

Businesses usually contact the Customs Laboratory to find out the tariff classification of a good and/ or certain parameters of it in order to assess the financial aspects of their business plan and aspects related to the prohibitions and restrictions on entry or exit of goods. Let's take a look at how to get the product classification recommendation in Lithuania and what to do if you disagree with it.

Ramutė Neniškienė

classification
de, en
Determining Customs Tariff Numbers from Images: Science Fiction
25-06-2021

Imagine uploading an image into the system, which in turn analyses which item is depicted and automatically assigns it the appropriate customs tariff number. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Automatic image recognition would completely revolutionise the customs sector. But how could this work, and how far are we from implementation?

Janine Lampprecht

classification
de, en
Determining Customs Tariff Numbers from Images: Science Fiction
25-06-2021

Imagine uploading an image into the system, which in turn analyses which item is depicted and automatically assigns it the appropriate customs tariff number. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Automatic image recognition would completely revolutionise the customs sector. But how could this work, and how far are we from implementation?

Janine Lampprecht

classification
en, lt
CJEU: classification of sawn timber (boards)
29-05-2021

EU Member States import a significant amount of timber, timber products, and sawn timber from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Therefore, the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in a recent case, in which the issue of tariff classification of sawn timber (boards) was examined, may be relevant for many businesses.

Ingrida Sakalienė

classification
en, lt
CJEU: classification of sawn timber (boards)
29-05-2021

EU Member States import a significant amount of timber, timber products, and sawn timber from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. Therefore, the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in a recent case, in which the issue of tariff classification of sawn timber (boards) was examined, may be relevant for many businesses.

Ingrida Sakalienė

classification
lt
Privačių tyrimų laboratorijų išvadų reikšmė klasifikuojant prekes: teismų praktikos požiūris
29-05-2021

Mokestiniuose ginčuose dėl teisingo prekių tarifinio klasifikavimo ir tinkamo klasifikavimo kodo (pagal ES Kombinuotąją Nomenklatūrą) priskyrimo dažnai kyla klausimas kokia yra privačių (muitinės įstaigų sistemai nepriklausančių) tyrimo laboratorijų išvadų dėl prekių kodo teisinė reikšmė. Ypač tais atvejais, kai verslo subjektai, nesutikdami su muitinės įstaigų (Muitinės laboratorijos) atliktais prekių mėginių tyrimų rezultatais bei jų pagrindu atliktu prekių klasifikavimu, savo pozicijai apginti kreipiasi į kitas ekspertinių tyrimų įstaigas (laboratorijas) ir, remdamiesi jų išvadomis, ginčija muitinės sprendimus.

Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus

classification
lt
Privačių tyrimų laboratorijų išvadų reikšmė klasifikuojant prekes: teismų praktikos požiūris
29-05-2021

Mokestiniuose ginčuose dėl teisingo prekių tarifinio klasifikavimo ir tinkamo klasifikavimo kodo (pagal ES Kombinuotąją Nomenklatūrą) priskyrimo dažnai kyla klausimas kokia yra privačių (muitinės įstaigų sistemai nepriklausančių) tyrimo laboratorijų išvadų dėl prekių kodo teisinė reikšmė. Ypač tais atvejais, kai verslo subjektai, nesutikdami su muitinės įstaigų (Muitinės laboratorijos) atliktais prekių mėginių tyrimų rezultatais bei jų pagrindu atliktu prekių klasifikavimu, savo pozicijai apginti kreipiasi į kitas ekspertinių tyrimų įstaigas (laboratorijas) ir, remdamiesi jų išvadomis, ginčija muitinės sprendimus.

Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus

classification
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