Tag Archives: customs

UK Provides Guidance on Exporting Controlled Goods if There is No Brexit Deal

The Department for International Trade has produced guidance, published on August 23, 2018, informing stakeholders how export controls would be affected if the UK leaves the EU with no deal. The notice explains how export licensing requirements for different groups of items would change and what the UK government proposed to simplify licensing. The export of many controlled items within … Continue Reading

UK Publishes Taxations (Cross-Border Trade) Bill

On 21 November, the UK government published the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, the stated aim of which is to “allow the UK to set and collect its own duty on goods coming into the country and will allow the government to implement different outcomes of the EU negotiations, including an implementation period”. The government announcement … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes New Trade Bill

On 7 November 2017, the UK Government published the Trade Bill, having introduced it to Parliament for its First Reading. Together with the Customs Bill, it is designed to give the UK the powers necessary to bring existing EU trade agreements into UK statute so that when the UK officially withdraws from the EU, businesses … Continue Reading

EU Reduces Tariff on Imports from Ukraine

As of 1 October, the EU opened its market for some agriculture and industrial goods produced in Ukraine. The new EU Regulation on autonomous tariff measures grants certain benefits for Ukrainian importers. For instance, it waives customs duties for Ukrainian fertilizers, aluminum products or consumer electronics, also giving advantages to EU entrepreneurs that trade or purchase goods or raw materials … Continue Reading

European Commission Updates Combined Nomenclature and Dual-Use Classification Correlation Table

The EU Commission has updated the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and Dual-Use (DU) Correlation table. The revision contains changes to the EU Dual-Use export control list, which came into force in November 2016 in line with the decision taken within the framework of the international non-proliferation regimes and export control arrangements back in 2015. The update … Continue Reading

UK Government Forced to Take Brexit to Parliament

By judgment of 24 January 2017, the UK Supreme Court has dismissed the government’s appeal against the Divisional Court’s judgment in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The court has held that parliamentary authority in the form of an Act of Parliament is required for the government … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (17-23 October 2016)

With less than two weeks remaining until Election Day, President Obama started this week, on the campaign trail, advocating for Hillary Clinton to be the next U.S. president.  Republican contender Donald Trump is currently trailing in the polls. The U.S. Congress is in recess until after the 8 November elections.  The House of Representatives will … Continue Reading

Event Alert: Commercial and Legal Implications of a Brexit – A 360° Analysis – Warsaw, Poland – 9 June 2016

Our partners Dr. Jens Rinze (Frankfurt) will give a practical insight into the issues that financial institutions, corporations and other businesses would face if the UK votes for Brexit. This complimentary seminar will take place on 9 June from 4-6 pm in the Squire Patton Boggs Warsaw offices. Topics will include: How would a Brexit work from the legal … Continue Reading

OFAC Designates Nine Individuals and 68 Entities Associated With the Waked Money Laundering Cartel Under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act

On 5 May 2016, the US Treasury Department’s OFAC announced designations of leaders and associates of the so-called Waked Money Laundering Organization, and 68 entities believed to be part of that organization, as specially designated narcotics traffickers under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. OFAC, in cooperation with US Customs and Border Protection, other US agencies and the Panamanian Government, … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (9-13 May 2016)

Nordic Leaders Summit.  In a joint statement released after their meeting last Friday, the leaders of the United States, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden pledged to deepen cooperation on international issues related to security and defense; migration and refugees; climate, energy and the Arctic; and economic growth and global development.  The Leaders stressed the … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: The ITAR “Virus” EARvolves! – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – 18-20 July 2016

The hugely successful three-day ITAR Workshop sessions, jointly organized by EGADD, our Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Practice Group, and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd, will be taking place again in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, on 18-20 July 2016. George Grammas will host several workshops. Subjects to be covered over the three-day sessions could, amongst others, include: US … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (22-26 February 2016)

President Barack Obama signed the customs bill and Judicial Redress Act into law last Wednesday.  In addressing U.S. state governors early last week, the President expressed optimism that Congress may act this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.  Congress held a number of oversight hearings last week related to the Administration’s budget request.  The … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (1-5 February 2016)

TPP – Agreement Signed; Warnings of a Slow Congressional Process.  After the Thursday signing ceremony in Auckland, New Zealand, Ambassador Froman said the United States is developing a “full implementation plan” to make sure developing countries, such as Vietnam, uphold their obligations. At a Tuesday meeting with President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (18-22 January 2016)

The Senate was in session last week, while the House of Representatives (“the House”) remained in recess in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.  Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran took effect, as did a prisoner swap last week.  Washington’s attention then quickly shifted to an impending historic … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (11-15 January 2016)

President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, delivering his final State of the Union (SOTU) address.  Although trade is generally not a central theme during a congressional and presidential election year, the President did mention the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal near the end of the speech as one example of American … Continue Reading

Getting Customs Valuation Right – Upcoming Workshop Opportunity

Trade Practitioner Chris Skinner will co-lead a practical interactive workshop on How to Meet Increasingly Complex Valuation Challenges on January 20, 2016, preceding American Conference Institute’s 10th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement. Chris’ session aims to make sense of and provide guidance on a range of Customs valuation issues that import compliance professionals encounter on a … Continue Reading
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