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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 46/2021

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: 8 November - 14 November 2021.




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EU Legislation we looked at this week

13/11/2021 C458I

12/11/2021 L400 L401 C458 C459 C460

11/11/2021L398 L399 C457 C457I

10/11/2021L396 L397 C455 C456

09/11/2021L394 L395 C453 C454

We also looked through the press releases of the EU Commission, scanned DG TAXUD and DG Trade website for you.




PEM Convention




(S,P) Nach einem Jahr des Übergangs ändern sich zum 1. Januar 2022 die Wareneinfuhrbedingungen nach Großbritannien. Besonders Spediteure und Lebensmittelhändler müssen aufpassen.


Brexit: UK businesses still struggling (FREE) Customs expert Arne Mielken tells Elite Business that many firms are still facing difficulties, many months after Brexit became a reality.


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).


Prove the origin of your goods if you’re trading with a country that has a trade agreement with the UK, or is covered by the Generalised Scheme of Preferences. Information about using the trade tariff tool to check which of the different types of proof of origin you need. The section about issuing green paper EUR1 and EUR-MED movement certificates has been updated.

How to use the Trade Tariff tool or get help to classify your goods, so you pay the right Customs Duty and import VAT. Related guidance updated to include sending goods to an overseas customer using rules of origin.


(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.


(S,P) Find the Rules of Origin of the trade agreement between the UK and Egypt




The current easement of delaying declarations when import goods into free circulation in Great Britain from EU free circulation expires on 31 December 2021. From this moment on, businesses need to make full import declarations. There are also new import controls that are coming up throughout the year, together with global changes at the WCO level. This has an important supply chain, cost and organisations implications for EU and UK businesses. Businesses, small and big, require preparing. As we celebrate the launch of our modernest training programme: Making correct Customs Declarations using CDS", we invite you to join our free webinar to learn from Customs Experts:

  • What are the changes in 2022 that businesses need to know about

  • What is a full customs declaration and how should businesses prepare for these

  • Shall I lodge a customs declaration myself or hire a customs agent?

  • Indirect vs Direct Agent, roles and responsibilities

  • Instructions of your Agent

  • CHIEF vs CDS

  • Upcoming import controls of 2022 (IPAFFS, EHC, PEACH etc)

  • Impact of WCO HS 2022

  • What businesses can do

The webinar will be hosted by Arne Mielken, an acclaimed leading customs and global trade expert in the UK and the EU, who advises all types of businesses on how to implement efficient and effective customs controls, processes and procedures.


About This Professional Legislative Monitoring, referred to as PLM.

Part of our suite of solutions to empower customs managers, PLM allows global trade professionals to save time and free up skilled staff to carry out more strategic tasks. Subscribers to PLM receive a professionally curated compilation of legislative changes that occurred in the prior week, created by experienced trade specialists and quality assessed before release.

Readers can rest assured that they have not missed any updates. Subscribers can save time by forgiving to scan through floods of marketing emails and blog entries and instead focus on operational performance and long-term profitability.

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