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An introduction to Binding Origin Information
20-04-2021

If an importer or exporter is unsure about the origin of their goods, or simply wants legal certainty, they can apply for a Binding Origin Information decision (BOI).A BOI, also referred to as an advance ruling on origin, is a written decision on the origin of the good, issued by Customs to a company prior to an importation or exportation. The decision can cover preferential or non-preferential origin.

Mette Werdelin Azzam

origin of goods
en, lt
An introduction to Binding Origin Information
20-04-2021

If an importer or exporter is unsure about the origin of their goods, or simply wants legal certainty, they can apply for a Binding Origin Information decision (BOI).A BOI, also referred to as an advance ruling on origin, is a written decision on the origin of the good, issued by Customs to a company prior to an importation or exportation. The decision can cover preferential or non-preferential origin.

Mette Werdelin Azzam

origin of goods
en
A coffee break with… Mette Werdelin Azzam
10-04-2021

This is the first “coffee break” article in our new series featuring thought leaders in the field of customs. Our guest is Mette Werdelin Azzam, a rules of origin geek who spent a decade at the World Customs Organization (WCO) as the Senior Technical Officer focusing on origin. She is now is working as an independent Customs and Trade Agreement Specialist with rules of origin as her main expertise and passion.

Mette Werdelin Azzam

origin of goods
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A coffee break with… Mette Werdelin Azzam
10-04-2021

This is the first “coffee break” article in our new series featuring thought leaders in the field of customs. Our guest is Mette Werdelin Azzam, a rules of origin geek who spent a decade at the World Customs Organization (WCO) as the Senior Technical Officer focusing on origin. She is now is working as an independent Customs and Trade Agreement Specialist with rules of origin as her main expertise and passion.

Mette Werdelin Azzam

origin of goods
en, es
Mexican tariff code: the fifth pair of digits
10-04-2021

In the Mexican United States, the tariff code is found in the law called “Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importación y de Exportación” (“Law of General Import and Export Taxes”). The law had important modifications recently, which were published on July 1st, 2020 to go into effect on December 28th of the same year.

Coral Rocha

tariff classification of goods
en, es
Mexican tariff code: the fifth pair of digits
10-04-2021

In the Mexican United States, the tariff code is found in the law called “Ley de los Impuestos Generales de Importación y de Exportación” (“Law of General Import and Export Taxes”). The law had important modifications recently, which were published on July 1st, 2020 to go into effect on December 28th of the same year.

Coral Rocha

tariff classification of goods
en
Direct transport rule
07-04-2021
15min
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origin of goods
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Direct transport rule
07-04-2021
15min
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origin of goods
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Prekių klasifikavimo teisingumo įrodinėjimo procedūriniai klausimai
29-03-2021

Tinkamo ir teisingo prekių tarifinio klasifikavimo užtikrinimas yra aktuali praktinė problema. Būtent netikslus prekių suklasifikavimas pagal ES Kombinuotąją Nomenklatūrą labai dažnai yra viena pagrindinių mokestinių ginčų su muitine priežasčių. Verslo subjektams, susidūrus su tokiomis situacijomis, kai siekiama ginčyti muitinės sprendimus dėl atlikto prekių klasifikavimo peržiūrėjimo, yra labai svarbu žinoti kokios yra jų procedūrinės teisės teikti reikiamus naujus įrodymus dėl klasifikavimo teisingumo bei reikalauti muitinės atlikti papildomus tikrinimo veiksmus. Atsižvelgiant į tai, straipsnyje, pasitelkdami naujausią Lietuvos vyriausiojo administracinio teismo praktiką mokestinių ginčų bylose, apžvelgiame minėtus klausimus ir dėl jų pateiktus teismo išaiškinimus.

Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus

tariff classification of goods
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Prekių klasifikavimo teisingumo įrodinėjimo procedūriniai klausimai
29-03-2021

Tinkamo ir teisingo prekių tarifinio klasifikavimo užtikrinimas yra aktuali praktinė problema. Būtent netikslus prekių suklasifikavimas pagal ES Kombinuotąją Nomenklatūrą labai dažnai yra viena pagrindinių mokestinių ginčų su muitine priežasčių. Verslo subjektams, susidūrus su tokiomis situacijomis, kai siekiama ginčyti muitinės sprendimus dėl atlikto prekių klasifikavimo peržiūrėjimo, yra labai svarbu žinoti kokios yra jų procedūrinės teisės teikti reikiamus naujus įrodymus dėl klasifikavimo teisingumo bei reikalauti muitinės atlikti papildomus tikrinimo veiksmus. Atsižvelgiant į tai, straipsnyje, pasitelkdami naujausią Lietuvos vyriausiojo administracinio teismo praktiką mokestinių ginčų bylose, apžvelgiame minėtus klausimus ir dėl jų pateiktus teismo išaiškinimus.

Dr. Gediminas Valantiejus

tariff classification of goods
lt
Biuro mašina ar tikrinimo įrankis?
25-03-2021

Ar banknotų tikrintuvas priskirtinas prie biuro mašinų ar prie matavimo arba tikrinimo įrankių? Situacija įdomi tuo, kad dėl tapačių prekių buvo priimti du privalomosios tarifinės informacijos sprendimai – pagal vieną iš jų ši prekė priskirta kombinuotosios nomenklatūros (KN) 8472 kodui, t.y. biuro mašinoms, pagal antrąjį – KN 9031 kodui, t.y. matavimo arba tikrinimo įrankiams. Komisija įgyvendinimo reglamentu suklasifikavo prekę KN 8472 kodu. Ar toks klasifikavimas teisingas ir galiojantis? Į klausimą atsakė ir išaiškinimą pateikė Europos Sąjungos Teisingumo Teismas.

Evelina Liaubaitė

tariff classification of goods
lt
Biuro mašina ar tikrinimo įrankis?
25-03-2021

Ar banknotų tikrintuvas priskirtinas prie biuro mašinų ar prie matavimo arba tikrinimo įrankių? Situacija įdomi tuo, kad dėl tapačių prekių buvo priimti du privalomosios tarifinės informacijos sprendimai – pagal vieną iš jų ši prekė priskirta kombinuotosios nomenklatūros (KN) 8472 kodui, t.y. biuro mašinoms, pagal antrąjį – KN 9031 kodui, t.y. matavimo arba tikrinimo įrankiams. Komisija įgyvendinimo reglamentu suklasifikavo prekę KN 8472 kodu. Ar toks klasifikavimas teisingas ir galiojantis? Į klausimą atsakė ir išaiškinimą pateikė Europos Sąjungos Teisingumo Teismas.

Evelina Liaubaitė

tariff classification of goods
en, lt
Different duty tariffs: tractor towing broken-down or undamaged vehicles
11-03-2021

‘The aircraft tractor’ hauls an undamaged vehicle - the rate of the duty is higher than it hauls a broken-down vehicle! The correct classification of goods is important for the proper and correct payment of customs duties.

Ingrida Kemežienė

tariff classification of goods
en, lt
Different duty tariffs: tractor towing broken-down or undamaged vehicles
11-03-2021

‘The aircraft tractor’ hauls an undamaged vehicle - the rate of the duty is higher than it hauls a broken-down vehicle! The correct classification of goods is important for the proper and correct payment of customs duties.

Ingrida Kemežienė

tariff classification of goods
en, lt
Importer's knowledge for claiming preferential treatment
06-03-2021

‘Importer’s knowledge’ allows the importer to claim preferential tariff treatment based on evidence they have obtained about the originating status of imported products. This evidence must be in the importer’s possession, be in form of supporting documents or records which may be provided by the exporter or producer and provide evidence that the product qualifies as originating.

origin of goods
en, lt
Importer's knowledge for claiming preferential treatment
06-03-2021

‘Importer’s knowledge’ allows the importer to claim preferential tariff treatment based on evidence they have obtained about the originating status of imported products. This evidence must be in the importer’s possession, be in form of supporting documents or records which may be provided by the exporter or producer and provide evidence that the product qualifies as originating.

origin of goods
en, fr, lt
Harmonization of procedures is still work in progress
04-03-2021

The authors of this article argue that harmonization should be high on the agenda both of those who make, and of those who enforce, legislation. To illustrate, they explain some of the issues faced by businesses due to the lack of harmonization of rules, or to the non-harmonized implementation of these rules. Three topics are addressed: the difficulty of identifying preferential rules of origin for a given HS code; the process to obtain a Customs registration number in the European Union; and the implementation of the AEO Programme in Ukraine.

Anna Gayk

origin of goods
en, fr, lt
Harmonization of procedures is still work in progress
04-03-2021

The authors of this article argue that harmonization should be high on the agenda both of those who make, and of those who enforce, legislation. To illustrate, they explain some of the issues faced by businesses due to the lack of harmonization of rules, or to the non-harmonized implementation of these rules. Three topics are addressed: the difficulty of identifying preferential rules of origin for a given HS code; the process to obtain a Customs registration number in the European Union; and the implementation of the AEO Programme in Ukraine.

Anna Gayk

origin of goods
en
Using importer’s knowledge to claim preferential treatment: a gift or a trap?
25-02-2021

Trade agreements have their own unique rules of origin to determine whether something has preferential origin. They also each have their own rules on how preferential origin should be evidenced. This can be confusing when a business is using multiple trade agreements. The focus of this article is on a particular method of evidencing preferential origin: importer’s knowledge. This is a relatively new concept in the EU, first appearing in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, replicated in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and now contained in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Jessica Yang

origin of goods
en
Using importer’s knowledge to claim preferential treatment: a gift or a trap?
25-02-2021

Trade agreements have their own unique rules of origin to determine whether something has preferential origin. They also each have their own rules on how preferential origin should be evidenced. This can be confusing when a business is using multiple trade agreements. The focus of this article is on a particular method of evidencing preferential origin: importer’s knowledge. This is a relatively new concept in the EU, first appearing in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, replicated in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and now contained in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Jessica Yang

origin of goods
en
EU-UK trade: How to claim "zero duty"?
23-02-2021
24min
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Enrika Naujokė

‎ €28.99
origin of goods
en
EU-UK trade: How to claim "zero duty"?
23-02-2021
24min
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Enrika Naujokė

‎ €28.99
origin of goods
en, lt, ru
EU-UK TCA: preferential origin vs returned goods relief
13-02-2021

European Commission released Guidance on preferential treatment, origin and customs procedures to assist EU businesses importing from and exporting to the UK. One of the questions clarified: “Goods originating in the EU are exported to the UK and released for free circulation there. They are not transformed. Can they come back to the EU without paying duties?”. The only suggestion is to customs clear them as returned goods. Does the same principle apply to all EU FTAs? What are the requirements for returned goods to claim “zero duty”? What about “zero VAT”? Other requirements like Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary?

Enrika Naujokė

origin of goods
en, lt, ru
EU-UK TCA: preferential origin vs returned goods relief
13-02-2021

European Commission released Guidance on preferential treatment, origin and customs procedures to assist EU businesses importing from and exporting to the UK. One of the questions clarified: “Goods originating in the EU are exported to the UK and released for free circulation there. They are not transformed. Can they come back to the EU without paying duties?”. The only suggestion is to customs clear them as returned goods. Does the same principle apply to all EU FTAs? What are the requirements for returned goods to claim “zero duty”? What about “zero VAT”? Other requirements like Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary?

Enrika Naujokė

origin of goods
lt
ES-JK susitarimas: Kaip pasinaudoti
11-02-2021
29min
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Enrika Naujokė

‎ €28.99
origin of goods
lt
ES-JK susitarimas: Kaip pasinaudoti 0% muitais?
11-02-2021
29min
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Enrika Naujokė

‎ €28.99
origin of goods
en, lt, ru
Origin criterion: change in tariff classification
04-02-2021

Product-specific rules (PSRs) of origin are the requirements for a product, which incorporates non-originating materials, to be originating in a country. PSRs are created based on origin criteria. One criterion is a change in tariff classification (examples of other criteria: a production process, a maximum value or weight of non-originating materials). It means that any non-originating material used in the production of the product must be classified in a chapter, heading or subheading1 other than that of the product.

origin of goods
en, lt, ru
Origin criterion: change in tariff classification
04-02-2021

Product-specific rules (PSRs) of origin are the requirements for a product, which incorporates non-originating materials, to be originating in a country. PSRs are created based on origin criteria. One criterion is a change in tariff classification (examples of other criteria: a production process, a maximum value or weight of non-originating materials). It means that any non-originating material used in the production of the product must be classified in a chapter, heading or subheading1 other than that of the product.

origin of goods
en
Rules of origin: the case of the Irish bread industry (EU-UK trade)
27-01-2021

After months of wrangling the EU and the UK agreed upon the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on the 24th of December 2020. This trade agreement came as a huge relief to most traders and businesses who have exposure to the EU/UK supply chain. However, it was not long before this ‘Christmas present’ revealed some very significant conditions that invalidated many of the benefits that most thought the TCA presented. For Customs and trade professionals, this would have been anticipated to some extent, but to regular business owners who had come to rely on the frictionless trade that the EU’s Customs Union and single market facilitated, these conditions came as a very unwelcome shock.

Dr. David Savage

origin of goods
en
Rules of origin: the case of the Irish bread industry (EU-UK trade)
27-01-2021

After months of wrangling the EU and the UK agreed upon the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) on the 24th of December 2020. This trade agreement came as a huge relief to most traders and businesses who have exposure to the EU/UK supply chain. However, it was not long before this ‘Christmas present’ revealed some very significant conditions that invalidated many of the benefits that most thought the TCA presented. For Customs and trade professionals, this would have been anticipated to some extent, but to regular business owners who had come to rely on the frictionless trade that the EU’s Customs Union and single market facilitated, these conditions came as a very unwelcome shock.

Dr. David Savage

origin of goods
lt
Kaip sumokėti mažiau muito: lengvatos,
27-01-2021
05h 03min
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‎ €199.99
origin of goods
lt
Kaip sumokėti mažiau muito: lengvatos, kvotos, suspendavimas
27-01-2021
05h 03min
image

‎ €199.99
origin of goods
en, lt
Tariff classification of protective textile face masks
20-01-2021

In view of the continuing spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for and imports of protective equipment in the EU Member States has increased and continues to increase, increasing the workload of both customs brokers and customs. In order to facilitate and speed up the customs clearance of such goods and to enable more accurate statistics to be collected, new TARIC subheadings were introduced corresponding to the more detailed characteristics of the different face masks. We also provide an overview of standards that specify requirements for such goods.

Virginija Dordzikienė

tariff classification of goods
en, lt
Tariff classification of protective textile face masks
20-01-2021

In view of the continuing spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for and imports of protective equipment in the EU Member States has increased and continues to increase, increasing the workload of both customs brokers and customs. In order to facilitate and speed up the customs clearance of such goods and to enable more accurate statistics to be collected, new TARIC subheadings were introduced corresponding to the more detailed characteristics of the different face masks. We also provide an overview of standards that specify requirements for such goods.

Virginija Dordzikienė

tariff classification of goods
en, ru
Diagonal cumulation as a new reprocessing trend in Ukraine
14-01-2021

2020 has presented a new possibility for the trade with Ukraine – cumulation. Cumulation is one of the rules of origin, provided by the Regional Pan-Euro-Med Convention. This rule applies, when two or more countries have identical rules of origin and trade agreements between each other. This possibility as well has to be acknowledged by the parties and published.

Oleg Kyryievskyi

origin of goods
en, ru
Diagonal cumulation as a new reprocessing trend in Ukraine
14-01-2021

2020 has presented a new possibility for the trade with Ukraine – cumulation. Cumulation is one of the rules of origin, provided by the Regional Pan-Euro-Med Convention. This rule applies, when two or more countries have identical rules of origin and trade agreements between each other. This possibility as well has to be acknowledged by the parties and published.

Oleg Kyryievskyi

origin of goods
en, fr, lt
Overview of simplification on Customs valuation in the European Union
09-01-2021

In the EU, the “simplification for the determination of amounts being part of the Customs value of the goods” under the transaction value method allows operators to avoid the burden of a two-step declaration – i.e. a simplified declaration followed by a supplementary declaration – and to finalise Customs valuation declarations without delay in situations where there is no risk for the collection of import duties. Such simplifications are becoming increasingly relevant given the growing number of value elements, such as royalties or commissions, that cannot be quantified at the time of importation.

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD)

customs value/valuation
en, fr, lt
Overview of simplification on Customs valuation in the European Union
09-01-2021

In the EU, the “simplification for the determination of amounts being part of the Customs value of the goods” under the transaction value method allows operators to avoid the burden of a two-step declaration – i.e. a simplified declaration followed by a supplementary declaration – and to finalise Customs valuation declarations without delay in situations where there is no risk for the collection of import duties. Such simplifications are becoming increasingly relevant given the growing number of value elements, such as royalties or commissions, that cannot be quantified at the time of importation.

European Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD)

customs value/valuation
en, lt
Focus of the CJEU: exclusive distribution compensation and customs value
06-01-2021

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) took another decision regarding customs valuation and adjustment of transaction value. In this decision CJEU analysed legal importance of compensation paid for the right to exclusively distribute goods. CJEU concluded that such compensation was the condition of sale and thus must be reflected in the customs value of goods. The fact that compensation was agreed on in a separate contract (not in a sale-purchase agreement) and that it was limited in time did not change conclusions of the CJEU. It is yet another signal for the importers to carefully examine all the payments between them and the seller and evaluate their possible influence on customs value of imported goods.

Monika Bielskienė

customs value/valuation
en, lt
Focus of the CJEU: exclusive distribution compensation and customs value
06-01-2021

Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) took another decision regarding customs valuation and adjustment of transaction value. In this decision CJEU analysed legal importance of compensation paid for the right to exclusively distribute goods. CJEU concluded that such compensation was the condition of sale and thus must be reflected in the customs value of goods. The fact that compensation was agreed on in a separate contract (not in a sale-purchase agreement) and that it was limited in time did not change conclusions of the CJEU. It is yet another signal for the importers to carefully examine all the payments between them and the seller and evaluate their possible influence on customs value of imported goods.

Monika Bielskienė

customs value/valuation
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