September 25, 2021
EU law news: August/ September 2021

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Overview of customs-related legal acts, case-law, notices published in the Official Journal of the EU, and information published by the European Commission and the World Customs Organization. Updated weekly!

News in week 38: amendments of TIR Convention relating to the eTIR procedure; Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences; anti-dumping and countervailing measures concerning imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel products and certain rainbow trout; amendments of regulations as regards the entry into the Union of consignments of certain animals and products of animal origin; and more news!

OFFICIAL JOURNAL

Customs procedures

20.9.2021 L 331 Amendments to the Customs Convention on the International Transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets (TIR Convention 1975). One of the amendments: Article 1, new paragraph (s) ‘(s) The term ‘eTIR procedure’ shall mean the TIR procedure, implemented by means of electronic exchange of data, providing the functional equivalent to the TIR Carnet. Whereas the provisions of the TIR Convention apply, the specifics of the eTIR procedure are defined in Annex 11.’

Tariff classification

30.8.2021 C 349 Court of Justice of the European Union Case C-362/20 on tariff classification resulting from a Court judgment and definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, subheadings 7307 11 10, 7307 19 10 and 7307 19 90. The operative part of the judgment: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1071/2012 of 14 November 2012 imposing a provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the People’s Republic of China and Thailand and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 430/2013 of 13 May 2013 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of threaded tube or pipe cast fittings, of malleable cast iron, originating in the People’s Republic of China and Thailand and terminating the proceeding with regard to Indonesia, in the version prior to the amendments made to the latter by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/262, of 14 February 2019, must be interpreted as meaning that the provisional and definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by those regulations apply to threaded tube or pipe cast fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron, originating in China.

19.8.2021 C 333I Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature regarding 9506 articles and equipment for general physical exercise. This heading does not include resistance bands, fitness bands or similar products.

19.8.2021 C 333I Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature regarding 9503 00 70accessories” - articles which are designed to be used with the “main article” but are not equivalent to that article in terms of size, design or complexity.

19.8.2021 C 333I Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature regarding heading 9403 ‘Other furniture and parts thereof’ and various types of shelves (including single shelves presented with supports for fixing them to the wall) suitable for use in particular in the bathroom, shower or entrance hall, also so-called “soap dishes” and “sponge baskets”/“shower baskets”.

19.8.2021 C 333I Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature regarding 8505 11 00 to 8505 19 90 permanent magnets and articles intended to become permanent magnets after magnetisation.

17.8.2021 L 294 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1370 of 6 August 2021 concerning the classification of a sidewall for a tent, which is a flat rectangular article (measuring approximately 2,50 m × 2,50 m) made of a lightweight woven textile fabric (100 % polyester fibres) coated on one side with plastics, with zippers sewn to the edges of three of its sides to connect it to a tent. Heading 6307 applies to other made-up articles of any textile fabric, provided they are not included in other headings of Section XI. It also covers made-up flat protective sheets other than tarpaulins and ground sheets of heading 6306. The article is therefore to be classified under CN code 6307 90 98 as other made-up article.

17.8.2021 L 294 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1369 of 6 August 2021 concerning the classification of a tape made of elastic textile fabric, of a width of approximately 5 cm, covered on one side with adhesive material made of synthetic rubber. It is used to protect joints during sport activities. The article is to be classified under CN code 5906 10 00 as adhesive tape of a width not exceeding 20 cm.

17.8.2021 L 294 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1368 of 6 August 2021 concerning the classification of clip camera lens designed to be used with single-lens cameras integrated in smartphones, tablets and other similar devices. The wording of CN code 9002 11 00 covers objective lenses for cameras, without specifying any particular type of camera, and does not exclude objective lenses for cameras integrated in other articles which themselves are not classified as cameras. Therefore, the article is to be classified under CN code 9002 11 00 as an objective lens for cameras.

17.8.2021 L 294 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1367 of 6 August 2021 concerning the classification of the four-wheeled vehicle that may be used on roads, pavements, footpaths, pathways in parks, cycle paths and certain leisure trails, or in pedestrian areas (e.g. shopping precincts). The vehicle is a special type of vehicle for the transport of persons. It is therefore to be classified under CN code 8703 10 18 as a motor vehicle principally designed for the transport of persons, similar to golf cars.

Origin

16.9.2021 L 328 Decision No 1/2021 of the EU-PLO Joint Committee of 30 August 2021 amending the Euro-Mediterranean Interim Association Agreement on trade and cooperation between the European Community, of the one part, and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, of the other part, by replacing Protocol 3 thereto concerning the definition of the concept of ‘originating products’ and methods of administrative cooperation.

23.8.2021 C 337 Binding origin information. List of authorities designated by Member States and the United Kingdom regarding Northern Ireland to receive applications for, or to issue, binding origin information.

10.8.2021 L 287 Decision No 1/2021 of the ESA-EU Customs Cooperation Committee of 2 August 2021 on a derogation from the rules of origin laid down in Protocol 1 to the Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, to take account of the special situation of Mauritius with regard to salted snoek.

Duties, tariff quotas

24.9.2021 C 387 Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel (ECCS) products originating in the People’s Republic of China and Brazil.

20.9.2021 C 380 Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the countervailing measures applicable to imports of certain rainbow trout originating in the Republic of Turkey.

16.9.2021 C 372 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-subsidy measures. Product: certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel. Country of origin or exportation: China.

16.9.2021 C 372 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Product: certain concrete reinforcement bars and rods. Country of origin or exportation: Belarus.

16.9.2021 L 327 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1483 of 15 September 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of stainless steel cold-rolled flat products originating in the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council. 

15.9.2021 L 325 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1474 of 14 September 2021 extending the definitive anti-dumping duty imposed by Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2384 and Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/271 on imports of certain aluminium foil originating in the People’s Republic of China to imports of certain aluminium foil consigned from Thailand, whether declared as originating in Thailand or not. This follows a thorough investigation which revealed a significant increase of imports into the EU of aluminium household foil from Thailand. The investigation confirmed that Chinese aluminium foil producers were exporting parts of the product subject to EU anti-dumping duties to Thailand where it was subject to minor assembly operations before the final product was re-exported to the EU. By using another country to export from, the exporting Chinese companies evaded the up to 35 % anti-dumping duty on aluminium foil imported. The duties on imports from Thailand will apply from 21 December 2020 onwards and will be collected retroactively (more information in EC news).

8.9.2021 L 317 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1458 of 7 September 2021 fixing the import duties applicable to certain types of husked rice from 8 September 2021.

6.9.2021 L 313 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1447 of 3 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1534 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain prepared or preserved citrus fruits (namely mandarins, etc.) originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

3.9.2021 C 354 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Product: tungsten carbide, fused tungsten carbide and tungsten carbide simply mixed with metallic powder. Country of origin or exportation: China. 

3.9.2021 L 311 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1434 of 2 September 2021 terminating a review of Council Implementing Regulations (EU) No 443/2011 and (EU) No 444/2011 extending the definitive countervailing and anti-dumping duty on imports of biodiesel consigned from Canada.

2.9.2021 L 309 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1432 of 1 September 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of certain pre- and post-stressing wires and wire strands of non-alloy steel (PSC wires and strands) originating in the People’s Republic of China following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

31.8.2021 L 306 Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the EU and the Republic of Indonesia pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

27.8.2021 L 303 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1406 of 26 August 2021 derogating from the rules on the proof of origin provided for in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/761 and applicable to certain import tariff quotas for poultry meat and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/761 with regard to the quantities of cheese available for export licences to the USA.

26.8.2021 L 302 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1401 of 25 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/761 and (EU) 2020/1988 as regards the quantities that may be imported under certain tariff quotas

23.8.2021 C 337 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Product: Certain seamless pipes and tubes of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (other than stainless steel), of circular cross-section, of an external diameter exceeding 406,4 mm. Country of origin or exportation: China. 

10.8.2021 L 287 Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Thailand pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

6.8.2021 C 314 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Product: certain lightweight thermal paper. Country of origin or exportation: the Republic of Korea.

5.8.2021 C 313 Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of steel ropes and cables originating in the People’s Republic of China, as extended to imports of steel ropes and cables consigned from the Republic of Korea, whether declared as originating in the Republic of Korea or not.

4.8.2021 L 281 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1293 of 3 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/823 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports of certain rainbow trout originating in Turkey following an expiry review pursuant to Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

3.8.2021 C 311 Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of certain cold-rolled flat steel products originating in the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation.

3.8.2021 C 311 Notice of the impending expiry of certain anti-dumping measures. Product: certain continuous filament glass fibre products. Country of origin or exportation: China. 

3.8.2021 L 280 Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Argentine Republic pursuant to Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions on all the tariff-rate quotas included in the EU Schedule CLXXV as a consequence of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.

2.8.2021 L 277 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1267 of 29 July 2021 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America following an expiry review pursuant to Article 18 of Regulation (EU) 2016/1037 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

2.8.2021 L 277 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1266 of 29 July 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America following an expiry review pursuant to Article 11(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Non-tariff measures

24.9.2021 L 339 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1703 of 13 July 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/692 as regards the animal health requirements for the entry into the Union of products of animal origin contained in composite products. Check out the OJ L 339 for more changes in sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

23.9.2021 L 338 Commission Recommendation (EU) 2021/1700 of 15 September 2021 on internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use items under Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items.

23.9.2021 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1699 of 22 September 2021 amending Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) No 142/2011 as regards the model health certificate for movements of consignments of animal by-products from restricted zones established for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases.

20.9.2021 L 330 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1533 of 17 September 2021 imposing special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or dispatched from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6.

15.9.2021 L 326 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1471 of 18 August 2021 amending and correcting Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/2235 and (EU) 2020/2236 as regards references to national measures designed to limit the impact of certain diseases of aquatic animals and to lists of third countries, territories or zones thereof from which entry into the Union of animals and goods is permitted.

13.9.2021 L 321 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1469 of 10 September 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2235 as regards the addition of a new model certificate for products of animal origin that originate in the Union, are moved to a third country or territory and moved back to the Union after unloading, storage and reloading in that third country or territory.

13.9.2021 L 321 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1467 of 6 July 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1237 as regards the export licence obligation for rice. The obligation of export licences for husked (brown) rice and semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed (falling within CN codes 1006 20 and 1006 30) is being abolished.

11.8.2021 L 288 Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1329 of 10 August 2021 amending Implementing Regulations (EU) 2020/2235, (EU) 2020/2236, (EU) 2021/403 and (EU) 2021/404 as regards extending the transitional period for the use of animal health certificates, animal health/official certificates and official certificates required for the entry into the Union of certain consignments.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

22.9.2021 Commission proposes new EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences to promote sustainable development in low-income countries.

17.9.2021 High-level group to lead reflection on future of EU Customs Union. The European Commission announced that it has created a new special group tasked with identifying innovative solutions for the most pressing challenges of the European Customs Union. The new Wise Persons Group on Challenges facing the Customs Union will advise the EU institutions and the Member States on how to prepare for new business models and technological developments, and how to efficiently manage the Customs Union to ensure agile and robust customs processes to accelerate the twin digital and green transition.

9.9.2021 Strengthened EU export control rules kick in. The EU is strengthening its ability to respond to new security risks and emerging technologies. The new Export Control Regulation enters into force and will tighten controls on trade in dual-use items – civilian goods and technologies with possible military or security use – while enhancing the EU’s capacity to protect human rights and support secure supply chains for strategic items.

9.9.2021 Emerging Technologies in the context of dual-use export controls - Factsheets. Factsheets providing summary information for relevant emerging technologies. This is a result of workshops organised with Member States on emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, special materials, advanced semiconductors, hypersonics.

8.9.2021 Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 8 months of 2021. On 31 August 2021, there were 108 anti-dumping and 18 countervailing measures in force. Furthermore, there are undertakings in force from 3 countries covering 2 products. At the end of August, 61 investigations were ongoing.

2.9.2021 2021 Export Control Forum - Save the date 8 December 2021.

30.8.2021 39th Annual Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the EU’s Anti-Dumping, Anti-Subsidy and Safeguard activities and the Use of Trade Defence Instruments by Third Countries targeting the EU in 2020. 

WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION

22.9.2021 The RKC/MC concludes Step 3 under the Four-step framework of the comprehensive review of the Revised Kyoto Convention.

16.9.2021 WCO and international Customs community mark World Ozone Day 2021. World Ozone Day commemorates the anniversary of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, and reaffirms the importance of the international instruments that support this effort.

15.9.2021 WCO Trade Tools: The nomenclature of the HS 2022 is now available online! The new version of the Harmonized System Nomenclature will enter into force on 1 January 2022, but is already available for free on WCO’s database platform: www.wcotradetools.org.  

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EU law news: October/ November 2021
16-10-2021

News in week 41: notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin; overview of the EU’s active dispute settlement cases (WTO cases, cases under bilateral agreements, and cases under the Trade Barriers Regulation); anti-dumping duty on imports of certain graphite electrode systems, calcium silicon, wire rod and aluminium flat-rolled products; notice concerning the date of entry into force of the agreement between EU and Cuba on tariff-rate quotas.

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EU law news: October/ November 2021
16-10-2021

News in week 41: notice concerning the application of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin; overview of the EU’s active dispute settlement cases (WTO cases, cases under bilateral agreements, and cases under the Trade Barriers Regulation); anti-dumping duty on imports of certain graphite electrode systems, calcium silicon, wire rod and aluminium flat-rolled products; notice concerning the date of entry into force of the agreement between EU and Cuba on tariff-rate quotas.

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Naujasis Muitinio įvertinimo sąvadas
16-10-2021

Publikuota nauja Europos Komisijos Muitinio įvertinimo sąvado (Kompendiumas) redakcija. Pagrindinis Kompendiumo tikslas - suteikti paramą valstybių narių muitinių administracijoms, siekiant užtikrinti vieningą ir teisingą muitinio įvertinimo principų ir bendrųjų nuostatų taikymą. Kita vertus, verslo prievolė - teisingas prekių muitinės vertės deklaravimas, todėl šis dokumentas naudingas ir verslo bendruomenei. Trumpai apžvelkime, kaip susiklostė poreikis tokiam dokumentui ir kas pateikiama naujoje jo versijoje.

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Publikuota nauja Europos Komisijos Muitinio įvertinimo sąvado (Kompendiumas) redakcija. Pagrindinis Kompendiumo tikslas - suteikti paramą valstybių narių muitinių administracijoms, siekiant užtikrinti vieningą ir teisingą muitinio įvertinimo principų ir bendrųjų nuostatų taikymą. Kita vertus, verslo prievolė - teisingas prekių muitinės vertės deklaravimas, todėl šis dokumentas naudingas ir verslo bendruomenei. Trumpai apžvelkime, kaip susiklostė poreikis tokiam dokumentui ir kas pateikiama naujoje jo versijoje.

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16-10-2021

Naujienos 41 savaitę: pranešimas apie Visos Europos ir Viduržemio jūros regiono valstybių preferencinių kilmės taisyklių taikymą; aktyvių ES ginčų sprendimo bylų apžvalga (PPO bylos, bylos pagal dvišalius susitarimus ir atvejai pagal Prekybos kliūčių reglamentą); antidempingo muitas importuojant grafito elektrodų sistemas, kalcio silicidą, vielos strypus ir plokščius valcavimo produktus iš aliuminio; pranešimas dėl ES ir Kubos susitarimo dėl tarifinių kvotų įsigaliojimo dienos.

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ES aktualijos: spalis 2021
16-10-2021

Naujienos 41 savaitę: pranešimas apie Visos Europos ir Viduržemio jūros regiono valstybių preferencinių kilmės taisyklių taikymą; aktyvių ES ginčų sprendimo bylų apžvalga (PPO bylos, bylos pagal dvišalius susitarimus ir atvejai pagal Prekybos kliūčių reglamentą); antidempingo muitas importuojant grafito elektrodų sistemas, kalcio silicidą, vielos strypus ir plokščius valcavimo produktus iš aliuminio; pranešimas dėl ES ir Kubos susitarimo dėl tarifinių kvotų įsigaliojimo dienos.

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30-09-2021

Teisės aktai: prekių sandorio vertės patikslinimo jų vežimo, draudimo, krovimo ir tvarkymo išlaidomis aprašas; pluoštinių kanapių produktų importo licencijavimo taisyklės; transporto priemonių muitinė vertė. Muitinės aktualijos: Muitinės laboratorijai 30 m.; smulkių siuntų deklaravimas; eksporto kontrolė - draudimas išgabenti „BelAZ“ savivarčius.

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Teisės aktai: prekių sandorio vertės patikslinimo jų vežimo, draudimo, krovimo ir tvarkymo išlaidomis aprašas; pluoštinių kanapių produktų importo licencijavimo taisyklės; transporto priemonių muitinė vertė. Muitinės aktualijos: Muitinės laboratorijai 30 m.; smulkių siuntų deklaravimas; eksporto kontrolė - draudimas išgabenti „BelAZ“ savivarčius.

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Ukraine news: August/ September 2021
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News in international trade in September at a glance: 2022 duty rates on imports from the EU; new safeguard and anti-dumping measures were established on imports of cement, wires and cables; new safeguard and anti-dumping investigations on imports of PVC profile and PVC windowsill boards, aluminum ladders, seamless cold-drawn and cold-rolled pipes; e-service for submitting an application for AEO authorization.

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Ukraine news: August/ September 2021
28-09-2021

News in international trade in September at a glance: 2022 duty rates on imports from the EU; new safeguard and anti-dumping measures were established on imports of cement, wires and cables; new safeguard and anti-dumping investigations on imports of PVC profile and PVC windowsill boards, aluminum ladders, seamless cold-drawn and cold-rolled pipes; e-service for submitting an application for AEO authorization.

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