(S) This weekly update blog provides links to all the newest laws and guidance changes for the EU and the UK. Other jurisdictions upon request. Latest Update 28.03.2022
Customs and Global Trade Laws change all the time, it is difficult for customs managers and global trade professionals to stay up-to-date. Rather than spending much time crawling through the internet for the latest law and changes, we have done the work for you.
In this blog, you can find all the latest, direct links to legislation changes of the EU and the UK in the field of customs and global trade.
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1. Customs & Global Trade LAW Changes of the European Union
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/468 of 23 March 2022 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of calcium silicon originating in the People’s Republic of China
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/469 of 23 March 2022 correcting Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/72 imposing definitive countervailing duties on imports of optical fibre cables originating in the People’s Republic of China and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2011 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of optical fibre cables originating in the People’s Republic of China
2. Guidance & Press Releases - Updates of the European Union
EU-Japan trade bounces back to pre-pandemic levels
Today, the Joint Committee established under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) took place. https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=2375
EU takes action on dumped calcium silicon from China
The European Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of calcium silicon originating in China. An investigation found that Chinese imports are being substantially dumped on the EU market. In response, the Commission will impose duties ranging between 31.5% and 50.7% on imports of calcium silicon from China. Such duties defend the EU calcium silicon industry, based in France and Slovakia, from injury by dumped imports and so support continued production of calcium silicon in the EU. https://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=2374
3. Customs & Global Trade Changes of the United Kingdom
Financial sanctions: guidance Information on the approach OFSI takes to financial sanctions including sector and regime specific guidance, as well as information on monetary penalties for breaches of financial sanctions.Updated with latest version of ‘Financial sanctions: general guidance’.
Financial sanctions, Belarus Belarus is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons. Updated with Latest HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 24/03/2022
Financial sanctions, Cyber UK financial sanctions are in place for persons, entities or bodies involved in certain cyber activity.This page contains the current list of designated targets. Updated with: Latest HM Treasury Notice, Cyber, 24/03/2022
Russia sanctions: guidance Guidance on the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 Guidance updated to clarify that the prohibition on providing financial services for the purposes of foreign exchange reserve and asset management also applies to transactions involving gold.
Financial sanctions, Myanmar Myanmar is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons. Latest HM Treasury, 25/03/2022, Myanmar
The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Russia are implemented effectively after the UK leaves the EU. Updated with Latest HM Treasury, Russia, 25/03/2022
A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions under the Russia regulations Updated with: Latest HM Treasury, 25/03/2022, Myanmar and Latest HM Treasury,
Orthopaedic appliances (Tariff notice 3) Check the tariff classification for orthopaedic appliances.
Articles made of cermet (Tariff notice 7) Check the tariff classification for articles made of cermet.
Taking humanitarian aid out of Great Britain to support Ukraine Check if you can send goods for humanitarian aid purposes using a simplified customs process.
Change made: Added Ukrainian and Polish translation.
Check the tariff classification for a plastic bottle equipped with an air pump and a nozzle.
Rods of tungsten alloy (Tariff notice 5) Check the tariff classification for rods of tungsten alloy, containing more than 94% of tungsten and 1.5% of lanthanum.
Check the tariff classification for a flexible article made of cellular plastics in the shape of a hollow tube.
Lists of arbitrators agreed with the UK’s FTA partners as part of the trade dispute settlement mechanism. Added an attachment about the UK-Singapore free trade agreement (FTA).
Notice setting out that the requirements to apply the rules on cumulation of origin in the trade arrangements listed have been fulfilled. Arrangements added for the Republic of Albania, Republic of Ghana, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Republic of Serbia.
Steel safeguard reconsideration: call in notice The Secretary of State for International Trade has called in the Trade Remedies Authority’s (TRA) reconsideration of the UK’s steel safeguard measure.
Trade remedies notices: tariff-rate quotas on steel goods Trade remedies notices published by the Secretary of State for International Trade relating to the tariff-rate quotas on steel goods. Addition of link to call in notice for the steel safeguard reconsideration.
Trade Remedy Authority instructed on steel safeguards measures The Secretary of State for International Trade has ‘called in’ the TRA’s reconsideration of its review into the steel safeguard trade remedy measure.
U.S.-UK Joint Statement on steel and aluminum Joint statement from the U.S. and UK on steel and aluminum tariffs.
UK and US resolve steel and aluminium tariffs issue The UK has secured a resolution to end the ongoing issue regarding steel and aluminium tariffs with the US.
Steel and Aluminium: UK announcement UK announcement on partial removal of U.S. Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminium.
Statement follows UK International Trade Secretary meeting with US Trade
UK rebalancing measures to US additional tariffs on steel, aluminium and derivatives Seeking views on the UK response to US additional tariffs on UK steel, aluminium and derivatives under Section 232 (US Trade Expansion Act).
Plastic Packaging Tax force of law guidance Find out about the force of law guidance for Plastic Packaging Tax.
Examples of packaging in and out of scope of Plastic Packaging Tax Check which plastic packaging components are chargeable for Plastic Packaging Tax.
Change made: The list of examples of packaging that are in and out of scope of Plastic Packaging Tax has been updated.
Page summary: Find examples to help you check if plastic packaging components you manufacture or import are chargeable for Plastic Packaging Tax, and if and when you need to register. Examples have been added for claiming a credit for plastic packaging components which have been exported, and claiming a credit when plastic packaging is converted into different packaging components.
Claim a credit or defer paying Plastic Packaging Tax If you manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of finished plastic packaging over a 12 month period, find out if you can claim a credit or defer paying the tax.
Change made: You cannot claim relief for transport packaging used to export goods from the UK.
Find out which plastic packaging is exempt or excluded from the tax and if the packaging counts towards the 10 tonne threshold for registration.
Change made: Updated to show exemption from Plastic Packaging Tax does not apply to transport packaging in use when exporting goods from the UK, which will be subject to the tax and will count towards the 10 tonne threshold for registration.
Page summary: Find out how to work out the weight of plastic packaging components and each material used when manufacturing them.
Change made: Information about how to apply to HMRC to use a different method of working out the overall weight of a component has been added.
UK-Pacific economic partnership agreement (EPA) Documents containing treaty information and a summary of the agreement on trade between the UK and Pacific States.
Change made: Addition of Samoa and Solomon Islands to list of countries covered by the UK-Pacific EPA.
Joint outcome statement: India-UK round two FTA negotiations Round two of negotiations for a free trade agreement between the Republic of India and the United Kingdom
Foreign Secretary announces 65 new Russian sanctions to cut off vital industries fuelling Putin’s war machine New sanctions target strategic industries, banks and business elites.
Tariffs on goods imported into the UK How to check the tariff rates that apply to goods you import. Additional duties on Russian and Belarusian imports to be entered into force on 25 March, with amended product list
UK Trade Tariff: duty suspensions and tariff quotas Temporary duty suspensions and tariff quotas for importing goods into the UK. Additional duties on Russian and Belarusian imports to be entered into force on 25
Open general export licences for PCBs and components for dual-use items Licences allowing the export or transfer of printed circuit boards (PCBs) and components for dual-use goods. See explanation below for which licence to use.
Change made: This OGEL now requires registration before first use of the licence.
Open general export licence (export of dual-use items to EU member states) Licence for the export of of dual-use items to EU member states. This OGEL now includes Iceland as a permitted destination.
Licences for the export of military goods which have been imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty. See explanation below for which licence to use.
Change made: This OGEL has been revised to allow items to be exported from the UK, after repair in the UK, or the country of original manufacture.
Open general export licences for export after repair/replacement under warranty: dual-use items Licences allow the export of dual-use items imported into the UK for repair or replacement under warranty. See the explanation below for which licence to use.
Change made: This OGEL now requires registration before first use of the licence.
Notice to exporters 2022/10: 6 OGELs updated This notice advises that the terms of some open general export licences (OGELs) were revised on 24 March 2022.