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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 49/2021

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: 29 November - 5 December 2021.


EU Legislation

UK Legislation


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EU Legislation we looked at this week

03/12/2021 L432 C486 C487

02/12/2021 L430 L430I L431 C484 C485

01/12/2021 L429 C483 C483I

30/11/2021 L427 L428 C482

29/11/2021 L426 C480 C481

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 suspends additional duty against the US from 2022

The EU has decided to reduce the amount of additional duty charged during the Trump administration gradually starting from 2022. This makes imports of US products into the EU cheaper again. Read the announcement and legal text.


EU Sanctions



ADD: Investigations on imports of certain fibre fabrics from Egypt

The EU is reopening the anti-dumping investigation on certain fibre fabrics originating in Egypt. Find out all about it



The UN graduated Vanuatu from the least-developed country category on 4 December 2020. Therefore, Vanuatu no longer qualifies for EBA beneficiary status under Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 and should be removed from Annex IV to that Regulation. In accordance with Article 17(2) of Regulation (EU) No 978/2012, the removal of Vanuatu from the list of EBA beneficiary countries should apply following a transitional period of 3 years as from the date on which that Regulation enters into force. Vanuatu should, therefore, be removed from Annex IV, with application from 1 January 2025. Read more

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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).

Notices made under the Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) listed locations under Regulation 52 of the Customs (Export) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been added.

UK - CIDER 2018: The Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

(P) The UK law regarding imports and import duty - explained. The roll on roll-off (RoRo) listed locations under Regulation 130(1) of The Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 have been added. The other listed airports and airfields, rail terminals and maritime ports and wharves locations under Regulation 131E(1) of the Customs (Import Duty) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 have also been added.

UK Financial sanctions


Belarus is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This blog entry provides a current list of designated persons. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury Notice, Belarus, 02/12/2021’. Access Expert Blog


The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 ensure sanctions relating to Russia are implemented effectively. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury Notice, Russia. Access Expert Blog


Syria is currently subject to UK financial sanctions.This document provides a current list of designated persons. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury Notice, Syria, 02/12/2021’. Access Expert Blog

Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

Overview of UK Sanctions Laws:

UK Sanctions List

What are the UK sanctions list and what people, entities and ships are designated or specified and why? Discover what businesses can do to protect themselves from sanctions violations.

GVMS in 2022: On-Demand Training


About This Professional Legislative Monitoring, referred to as PLM.

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