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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 41/2021

We monitor EU and UK legislation, so our client’s don’t have to. Find out what changed with our PLM - Professional Legislative Monitoring. Period covered: 11 October 2021 - 17 October 2021.

EU Legislation we looked at this week

08/10/2021L356 L357 L358 C406 C406A C406I C407 C408 C409 C410

07/10/2021L355 C405 C405A

06/10/2021L353 L354 C403C 403AC 403I C404

05/10/2021L352 C402 C402I

04/10/2021L349 L350 L351 C400 C400A C401 We also looked through the press releases of the EU Commission, scanned DG TAXUD and DG Trade website for you.

UK Legislation we looked at this week

Updates on and import, export, customs and export control guidance updates published on We looked through the websites of HMRC, DIT, BEIS, Cabinet Office, House of Parliament (Commons and Lords).

PLM: Other Countries

We monitor the legislative changes of 170+ countries around the world for globally trading businesses. If you require us to cover your home or export markets, please get in touch.

CUSTOMS & TRADE UPDATES 1. Steel: EU safeguard measures against Turkey

The EU has amended regulations to even out the effect of imposing both safeguards and ADD against Turkish steel. Read more

2. UK: Customs Classification

The UK has published Guidance on how to use the Harmonised System and product-specific rules for trade between the UK and EU. Read more Access the Guidance directly

3. UK: Getting ready for full customs controls from 1 January 2022 and declaring goods already imported

Full Import Declarations are coming! Let us, at your UK Customs Broker help get all the necessary paperwork into HMRC. Here is how...

4. New UK Guidance: Using the Harmonised System and product-specific rules for duty-free imports in Global Trade

(S,P) How can businesses use the Harmonised System to classify their goods, and what are product-specific rules in Free Trade Agreements?

5. New UK Guidance: Rules of Origin: Minimal operations / Insufficient Processing explained with 12 case studies

(S,P) Many exporters or importers forget that the minimal operations rule can disqualify your product counting as originating, argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd

6. New UK Guidance: UK civil penalties for contraventions of customs law

(S,P) Find out how HMRC calculates and notifies UK-based businesses about customs civil penalties for contraventions of EU and national legal requirements.

7. New UK Guidance: How to benefit from a UK Freeport: Guidance + Explainer Videos

(S,P) UK businesses thinking about trading at minimum costs should deep-dive into the opportunities UK freeports provide. We explain the options and benefits + explainer video

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