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Dear valued customs & trade colleague,
Welcome to our new PLM format.
We have been working hard to consider all your feedback on how to improve the way we tell you what's changed in a week. We have made our updates more succinct and opened this expert blog page to everyone, regardless if you subscribed to a paid premium plan or not. We hope that this is helpful for your business.
PLM Changes that we are making
Before we get into this week’s updates, allow us to quickly explain what changed:
1. All updates are now in one place
We are making it easier for you to access customs and trade updates by publishing them in one simple location. All law updates can now be found here:
Here you can now find a
a high-level overview of the change at https://www.customsmanager.org/law-updates
a link to read more granular details about the legislative change and the legislation.
2. The way you get access changed and is clearer
To access the high-level information to the law changes, simply register and create an account with Customs Manager Ltd. This allows you to access https://www.customsmanager.org/law-updates. There is no fee for this.
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We are also gradually adding the letters “S” and/or “P” to our expert blog entries to make it clear to you when you need to subscribe to a paid plan, Starter or Professional, to read these, starting at only 1 GBP/day.
3. Request additional country coverage
By default, we monitor the EU and UK law changes. This does not suit everyone, as you may have other requirements, for example for us to monitor Switzerland or Russia. Please contact us if you would like us to monitor the law changes of other countries, bespoke for your business.
CUSTOMS & TRADE UPDATES
UK delays import controls. more NI trouble and the new EU Dual Use law in the UK
In the UK, SPS import controls, due to start on 1 October 2021, were pushed down the road. We dedicate a three-part blog series to this change, which we roll out throughout September. Read part one, here.
Top Tip: Live or On-Demand SPS training by Customs Manager Ltd.
The dispute on border controls between the EU and the UK concerning Northern Ireland also escalated once more, get a debrief on the GB-NI trade challenge and the political fallout, explained in our expert blog.
Also, in the area of export controls, please note that the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland means that Regulation EU 2021/821 (see below) is directly applicable in Northern Ireland. Any applications for the export of dual-use items submitted to the UK's ECJU from 9 September from Northern Ireland will need to comply with this regulation.
EU PEM: New alternative Rules of Origin
Businesses gain much-needed flexibility to bring in more products duty-free, but confusion on what rules actually apply run supreme. The new, alternative rules of origin under the PEM convention were part of a successful webinar, access slides and videocast here.
EU: Sanctions & ADD
This week, the EU was busy amending its sanctions against terrorists, Iraq and Russia. The EU also extended ADD on imports of certain aluminium foil from China and Thailand, placed a definite ADD-on stainless steel from China and stopped ADD proceeding on biodiesel from Canada.
EU: Dual Use Law changes
Regulation (EU) 2021/821 of the European Parliament and of the council of 20 May 2021 sets up a Union regime for the control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items. It was published in the Official Journal OJ L 206, on 11.6.2021. This came into force on 9 September 2021.
The key changes from the previous regulation (428/2009) are:
new catch-all controls
national control lists
2 new EU General Export Authorisations (GEAs)
intragroup export of software and technology – exporters must have an Internal Compliance Programme in place to use this GEA
new controls on technical assistance, including on military end-use
more information exchange and transparency
reference changes in line with the Lisbon Treaty.
Visit Our Export Controls Hub to learn more about the Law: https://www.customsmanager.org/export-control-compliance
We are currently running a 821 Clinic to update the trade community on these changes. Book your ticket here:
NEW SERVICE: EU VAT SUPPORT HUB
The new import VAT rules of the EU continue to worry many UK traders. We offer help:
Free WEBINAR TIP
EU law we monitored this week
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