News articles written by Lionel Van Reet

Customs: The EU GSP+ arrangement extended to include Uzbekistan

30 April 2021

On 9th April, the EU Commission issued a Commission Delegated Regulation, amending Annex III to Regulation 978/2012, in order to include the Republic of Uzbekistan within the scope of beneficiary countries under the special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and good governance (‘GSP+’). What does this mean for your business? As of 10th April, companies importing products into

UK announces delays regarding Customs Border Operating model

18 March 2021

The UK announced a delay to the Customs Border Operating model changes due to be implemented on 1 April (Import Licencing) and 1 July 2021 (Delayed Customs Declaration Submission). What does this mean for your business? The pre-notification requirements for Products of Animal Origin (POAO), certain animal by-products (ABP), and High Risk Food Not Of

Suspension of import tariffs between the EU and the U.S.

18 March 2021

On 5 March, the EU and the U.S. communicated a joint statement concerning the mutual suspension for four months of the tariffs related to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Aircraft disputes. The relevant implementing measures were published on 11 March 2021, including the Commission Implementing Regulation 2021/425 stating that the tariffs will be suspended starting on March 11 of

UK Border Operating Model – Be ready for 1 April 2021

2 March 2021

As of the first of April 2021, stage 2 of the Border Operating Model will start. Goods subject to Sanitary and Phytosanitary controls will have additional requirements put on them when imported into the UK. What does this mean for your business? For the import of these kinds of products as of the first of

EU Combined Nomenclature 2021 published

23 November 2020

On 30 October 2020 a new version of the Combined Nomenclature for 2021 (also known as “the Tariff”) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Tariff is used for the classification of the goods for imports and trade between the EU member states (i.e. Intrastat). The new version of the

FTA between EU and Viet Nam to enter into force 1 August 2020

14 July 2020

On 30 June 2020 it was published in the Official journal of the European Union that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (Viet Nam) will enter into force on August first of this year.   What can this possibly mean for your company? If

ICS2 – Coming new EU customs pre-arrival security and safety program

11 June 2020

The European Union will launch a new EU customs pre-arrival security and safety program which will be handled via the so-called Import Control System 2 (ICS2), a large-scale information system. The new program is essential for managing entry security and safety border controls. The program will help to establish an integrated EU approach to reinforce

UK has published its future import tariffs

10 June 2020

During the current Brexit transition period, goods can still be shipped tariff free and without import and export formalities from the EU mainland to the UK and vice versa. After the transition period, scheduled for 1 January 2021, EU – UK trade will be subject to import and export formalities and the UK will set