News articles written by Giovanni Gijsels

CBAM – Implementing act approved and guidance released

23 August 2023

On 17 August 2023, the European Commission adopted the Implementing Regulation for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The approved Implementing Regulation and accompanying guidance:  Confirms the reporting obligations for the CBAM Transitional Period, which commences on 1 October 2023. Furthermore, it confirms that the CBAM reporting requirements and methodology will provide some flexibility when

Proposal published for a European Union Customs Reform: A new central EU Customs authority with a data-driven vision for a simpler, smarter and safer Customs Union

17 May 2023

Today, 17 May 2023, the European Commission published its long awaited proposals for a complete overhaul of the European Union customs environment. As they write in their press release, it is the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968. With these proposals the European Commission would like

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – It’s official!

16 May 2023

Today, the CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This means that there is no going back and that the regulation will enter into force as of tomorrow, 17 May 2023 and that it shall apply as from 1 October 2023. Read more on CBAM in our

New legal framework for excise and general arrangements – Council Directive 2020/262

14 February 2023

A new legal framework for excise and general arrangements has been introduced by the Council Directive  2020/262, repealing the previous Directive 2008/118/EEC, which will be in effect as of the 13th of February  2023 with transitional provisions applicable until end 2023.  What is new?  Introduction of duty paid licenses Two new excise operator roles will