News in week 26: Regulation on 'ecodesign' and digital product passport, also to be used for customs control purposes; legal acts comprising the EU's 14th package of sanctions; additional restrictive measures against Belarus; increased tariffs on imports of certain agricultural products from Belarus and Russia; amended list of sanctioned persons in respect of actions undermining independence of Ukraine; additional sanctions against Iran persons supplying drones to Russia; amendment of tariff quotas for certain agricultural and industrial products; prolongation of the safeguard measure on imports of certain steel products and repayment of duties in certain cases; corrections related to the temporary trade-liberalisation measures applicable to Ukrainian products; EU gains US market access for certain plants; updated Transitional CBAM Registry user manual for Declarants.
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DAP Incoterm and imports
18-07-2024

The Incoterms book addresses in the introduction the situation where the two most extreme cases, EXW and DDP, may not be the best choice. The reason is that the buyer or seller has to fulfil customs formalities in “foreign” countries. If they can – that’s fine. If not, it’s better to use another term.

Bert Van Leeuwen

law, risk management
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DAP Incoterm and imports
18-07-2024

The Incoterms book addresses in the introduction the situation where the two most extreme cases, EXW and DDP, may not be the best choice. The reason is that the buyer or seller has to fulfil customs formalities in “foreign” countries. If they can – that’s fine. If not, it’s better to use another term.

Bert Van Leeuwen

law, risk management
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EU law news July 2024
14-07-2024

News in week 28: provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain polyvinyl chloride, mobile access equipment, optical fibre cables and titanium dioxide; termination of the anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of certain alkyl phosphate esters; an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware; amended regulation on mercury as regards dental amalgam and other mercury-added products subject to export, import and manufacturing restrictions; updated FAQ 'Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts' (sanctions against RU and BY); and more news.

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EU law news July 2024
14-07-2024

News in week 28: provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of certain polyvinyl chloride, mobile access equipment, optical fibre cables and titanium dioxide; termination of the anti-subsidy investigation concerning imports of certain alkyl phosphate esters; an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ceramic tableware and kitchenware; amended regulation on mercury as regards dental amalgam and other mercury-added products subject to export, import and manufacturing restrictions; updated FAQ 'Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts' (sanctions against RU and BY); and more news.

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Breaking into customs safe box: court rules on classification and sides with the importer
14-07-2024

An Israeli court recently ruled in favour of an importer's claim against the Israeli customs authority. The court found that the classification of a protective safe used to prevent the theft of vehicle computers was in line with the importer's proposal. At the same time, the court dismissed part of the claim due to the statute of limitations.

Omer Wagner

classification, law
Case law
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Breaking into customs safe box: court rules on classification and sides with the importer
14-07-2024

An Israeli court recently ruled in favour of an importer's claim against the Israeli customs authority. The court found that the classification of a protective safe used to prevent the theft of vehicle computers was in line with the importer's proposal. At the same time, the court dismissed part of the claim due to the statute of limitations.

Omer Wagner

classification, law
Case law
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Importing chemicals: CJEU rules who bears the burden of administrative work
10-07-2024

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation is the EU’s main instrument to protect human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. The legislation places a registration obligation on the importer. However, the definitions of the importer and import under the REACH legislation do not align with the customs terminology. The article demonstrates what happens when discrepancies arise.

Dr David Savage

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Case law
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Importing chemicals: CJEU rules who bears the burden of administrative work
10-07-2024

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation is the EU’s main instrument to protect human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals. The legislation places a registration obligation on the importer. However, the definitions of the importer and import under the REACH legislation do not align with the customs terminology. The article demonstrates what happens when discrepancies arise.

Dr David Savage

law
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An overview of the cost, insurance, freight (CIF) Incoterm
23-06-2024

Incoterms are international trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce and widely adopted on a global basis. In the United Kingdom, there is a legal obligation to submit the Incoterms relating to all imports to His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from 30 September 2022. This article will provide an overview of the obligations related to the Cost Insurance Freight (CIF) Incoterm.

Holly Piggott

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An overview of the cost, insurance, freight (CIF) Incoterm
23-06-2024

Incoterms are international trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce and widely adopted on a global basis. In the United Kingdom, there is a legal obligation to submit the Incoterms relating to all imports to His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) from 30 September 2022. This article will provide an overview of the obligations related to the Cost Insurance Freight (CIF) Incoterm.

Holly Piggott

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