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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 48/2021

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: 22 November - 28 November 2021.


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UK Legislation



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EU Legislation we looked at this week

29/11/2021 L426 C480

26/11/2021 L421 L422 L423 L424 L425 C476 C477 C478 C479

25/11/2021 L420 C475 C475I

24/11/2021 L418 L419 C473 C474

23/11/2021 L416 L417 C472 C472A

22/11/2021 L415 C470 C471

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

Here is what Customs and Global Trade Professional should take note of:

EU Combined Nomenclature 2022: Correlation table and amendment available

We reported that the EU CN 2022 has been published towards the end of October. There was an amendment on 19 November. Also, the 2021/2022 correlation table is available in our expert blog entry.

Rules of Origin under the EU-UK TCA: In 2022, Supplier’s Dec’s become mandatory

(FREE) In 2022, supplier declarations to support proof of origin become mandatory in the EU and the UK. Are you ready?

-> Alternative rules of origin

The PEM transitional rules of origin are applicable between the EU and the Republic of Moldova as of 16 November 2021.

Businesses gain much-needed flexibility to bring in more products duty-free, but confusion on what rules actually apply run supreme argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd.

-> Euro-PEM Preferential Rules of Origin: What is the EU's cumulation matrix? How to read it? Cumulation makes it much easier for business to get their goods to "originate" unlocking costs savings. For the Euro-Med region, a special matrix specifies options

EU wins WTO case over US duties on Spanish olives

A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report ruled that US countervailing duties applied on imports of ripe olives from Spain, put in place during the previous administration in 2018, are illegal under WTO rules. The EU now expects that the US will take steps to bring itself in compliance with the panel’s recommendations.

Trade and security: Defending the EU interests and values

The EU Commission screened 400 foreign investments since the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening legislation entered into force. While only in place since a year, there has been an impressive take-up of this mechanism, meaning that EU interests will be better protected going forward. At the same time, over 30,000 requests for the export of goods with potential military use were reviewed by Member States under the EU Export Control regime, with 603 of these exports blocked. These are some of the highlights announced at the occasion of publication of the first reports on FDI screening and on export controls.

EU Commission imposes definitive duties in three anti-dumping cases to defend EU producers and protect jobs

The Commission imposed definitive anti-dumping duties in three different cases this week, covering 912 million euros in unfairly priced imports and helping to protect 19,000 thousand European jobs. Anti-dumping measures are an important tool in enforcing the EU’s rights and defending EU producers and workers from unfair trade.

EU takes next step in WTO dispute with Russia on discriminatory procurement by Russian state-owned enterprises

The EU is requesting the WTO to establish a panel in the on-going dispute settlement case (DS604) on Russia’s state-owned enterprise procurement practices for commercial purposes by state related entities that favour domestic goods and services to the detriment of EU companies.


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).

UK Integrated Tariff: Getting your business ready for tariff changes on 1 January 2022

(S,P) The 2021-2022 UK Trade Tariff Correlation table has been published. Businesses must assess the impact on their imports and exports. Download the correlation tables here.

Rules of Origin under the EU-UK TCA: In 2022, Supplier’s Dec’s become mandatory

(FREE) In 2022, supplier declarations to support proof of origin become mandatory in the EU and the UK. Are you ready?

GVMS in 2022: What is it, and how does it work?

(S,P) The UK's pre-lodgement customs declarations system allows businesses to get prior approval to move goods into and out of the country. Find out how it works.

Join our on demand training on GVMS to understand how it works.


7 Top tips for online shoppers to be aware of post-Brexit changes to avoid charges

(FREE) Top tips for shoppers to make sure they aren't hit with unexpected customs charges.

Online Retail: Watch out for tax and customs for goods you ordered from abroad (FREE) Buying goods from abroad requires an understanding of how taxes and duties are charged and have to be paid


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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.

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