October 01, 2021
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Restrictions and prohibitions in the EU

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Prohibitions mean inadmissibility, exclusion of the possibility to import or export goods. Restrictions are specific requirements or conditions that are mandatory for the import or export of certain goods. These may be quantitative restrictions, licensing, and export control or documentary requirements, etc. For example, the release for free circulation in the EU of imported substances listed in Annex I of the Regulation (EC) No 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer is subject to quantitative limits (quotas).

Legal provisions are set out in Articles 134 and 267 of the Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 (the Union Customs Code): goods brought into the customs territory of the Union or taken out of it shall, where applicable, be subject to such prohibitions and restrictions as are justified on grounds of, inter alia,

  • public morality, public policy or public security;
  • the protection of the health and life of humans, animals or plants;
  • the protection of the environment;
  • the protection of national treasures possessing artistic, historic or archaeological value;
  • the protection of industrial or commercial property;

including controls

  • on drug precursors;
  • on goods infringing certain intellectual property rights
  • and cash;

as well as to the implementation

  • of fishery conservation and management measures
  • and of commercial policy measures.

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What strategies may EU traders use to overcome trade barriers?
31-05-2022

Recently, the European Commission (EC) terminated the examination procedure concerning obstacles to trade applied by Mexico (see Commission implementing decision (EU) 2022/161, 3.2.2022). This was because the dispute regarding Tequila export licenses was resolved in favour of EU exports by domestic courts in Mexico. The example reveals that exporters can cope with trade barriers in several ways: in courts, and through complaints to the EC.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

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What strategies may EU traders use to overcome trade barriers?
31-05-2022

Recently, the European Commission (EC) terminated the examination procedure concerning obstacles to trade applied by Mexico (see Commission implementing decision (EU) 2022/161, 3.2.2022). This was because the dispute regarding Tequila export licenses was resolved in favour of EU exports by domestic courts in Mexico. The example reveals that exporters can cope with trade barriers in several ways: in courts, and through complaints to the EC.

Dr. Ilona Mishchenko

restrictions and prohibitions
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Sankcijos: naujas teisės aktas, galiojančių sankcijų terminai
29-05-2022

Skaitytojo klausimai: Į ką verslui svarbu atkreipti dėmesį naujame LRV nutarime dėl Tarptautinių sankcijų įstatymo įgyvendinimo? Taip pat, kada baigiasi jau galiojančių sankcijų Rusijai ir Baltarusijai terminai dėl seniau sudarytų sutarčių vykdymo?

Jurgita Stanienė

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Sankcijos: naujas teisės aktas, galiojančių sankcijų terminai
29-05-2022

Skaitytojo klausimai: Į ką verslui svarbu atkreipti dėmesį naujame LRV nutarime dėl Tarptautinių sankcijų įstatymo įgyvendinimo? Taip pat, kada baigiasi jau galiojančių sankcijų Rusijai ir Baltarusijai terminai dėl seniau sudarytų sutarčių vykdymo?

Jurgita Stanienė

restrictions and prohibitions
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Sanctioned persons: get to know your customers and suppliers
30-04-2022

As you know, the European Union has adopted several packages of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in the wake of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and restrictive measures against the Republic of Belarus in the light of the situation in Belarus. All these measures must be effectively implemented by the competent authorities and the EU economic operators. Let us discuss one of the measures - directly and indirectly sanctioned persons and how to identify them so that they do not appear among customers or suppliers.

Andrius Košel

restrictions and prohibitions
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Sanctioned persons: get to know your customers and suppliers
30-04-2022

As you know, the European Union has adopted several packages of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in the wake of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and restrictive measures against the Republic of Belarus in the light of the situation in Belarus. All these measures must be effectively implemented by the competent authorities and the EU economic operators. Let us discuss one of the measures - directly and indirectly sanctioned persons and how to identify them so that they do not appear among customers or suppliers.

Andrius Košel

restrictions and prohibitions
en, lt
Kaliningrad – Russia transit: are there any special simplifications?
17-04-2022

Due to the war in Ukraine, the Kaliningrad Oblast is getting increased attention. We receive questions about the ‘Kaliningrad transit‘: whether there are any simplifications for the transportation of goods from Russia to Kaliningrad and vice versa or exemptions from sanctions? The exemptions have been introduced in the fifth EU sanctions package against Russia. But let’s start with an overview of some historical events.

Jurgita Stanienė

restrictions and prohibitions
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Kaliningrad – Russia transit: are there any special simplifications?
17-04-2022

Due to the war in Ukraine, the Kaliningrad Oblast is getting increased attention. We receive questions about the ‘Kaliningrad transit‘: whether there are any simplifications for the transportation of goods from Russia to Kaliningrad and vice versa or exemptions from sanctions? The exemptions have been introduced in the fifth EU sanctions package against Russia. But let’s start with an overview of some historical events.

Jurgita Stanienė

restrictions and prohibitions
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Sankcionuojami asmenys: pažink savo klientus ir tiekėjus
12-04-2022

Andrius Košel

restrictions and prohibitions
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Sankcionuojami asmenys: pažink savo klientus ir tiekėjus
12-04-2022

Andrius Košel

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