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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 47/2021

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: 15 November - 21 November 2021.


EU Legislation

UK Legislation



Join Our UK Customs Changes 2022 Webinar, tomorrow, 23 November 2023 at 3pm CET or 2pm BST - Register here

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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.

Join us on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 from 2-3 pm GMT / 3-4 pm CET.



EU Legislation we looked at this week

19/11/2021L411 L412 L413 L414 C467 C468 C469

18/11/2021L410 L410I C466 C466A C466I

17/11/2021L407 L408 L409 C464 C464A C465

16/11/2021 L405 L406 C463 C463I

15/11/2021L402 L402I L403 L404 C461 C461I C462

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

EU Customs Tariff




UK Legislation & Guidance 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).

"Sell to the World"

Trade Secretary launches “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign to encourage businesses to explore international markets at first International Trade Week.

Made in the UK, Sold to the World: New strategy to boost exports to £1 trillion

The new export strategy kickstarts ‘Race to a Trillion’ as DIT publishes 12-point plan to help UK businesses hit £1 trillion in exports.

International Trade Week

UK Freeport

UK Sanctions

Customs Duty

If you’re a business importing goods from outside the UK, you can pay customs duty, excise duties and VAT in a number of ways. The advice has been updated to show you can use the flexible accounting system when your goods move across the UK border if you want to pay by bank transfer, guaranteed cheque or bank draft and are using the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system.

UK Plastic Tax


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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