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PLM: Customs and Global Trade Law Updates for Week 39/2021

We monitor EU and UK legislation, so our client’s don’t have to. Find out what changed with our PLM - Professional Legislative Monitoring.

EU Legislation we looked at this week

24/09/2021 L339 L340 L341 C387 C388 C389

23/09/2021 L336 L337 L338 C386 C386A

22/09/2021 L334 L335 C384 C384I C385

21/09/2021 L332 L333 C383

20/09/2021 L330 L331 C380 C380I C381 C382

17/09/2021 L329 C375 C376 C377 C378 C379

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

UK Legislation we looked at this week

Updates on

We looked through the websites of

  • HMRC,

  • DIT,

  • BEIS,

  • Cabinet Office,

  • House of Parliament (Commons and Lords).

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1. UK Food, Feed & Plants Import Controls from 2022

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. NEW: Read part two here.

IPAFFS Walkthrough

Arne walks you through the IPAFFS pre-notification form in a new video

NEW: Our IPAFFS Pre-notification and EHC Filing Support Service for food importers

Find out more here

Top Tip: Live or On-Demand SPS training by Customs Manager Ltd.


2. EU: SPS import measures and certificates change

Over in the EU, there have been changes to the import requirements for brining certain animal and animal products into the EU.


3. New EU GSP: EU publishes new GSP rules proposals

GSP allows businesses to cut import duties of imported products from vulnerable countries if conditions are met, argues Arne Mielken of Customs Manager Ltd

We cover GSP in the following training

Or join our next free webinar on 21 October 2021


4. UK GSP: Conditions to meet to obtain "originating" status to claim preference

UK law specifies the rules surrounding claiming preference under the GSP arrangements and how products can "originate". We summarize and provide a link to the law (S,P)


5. EU, UK and other countries: Correctly completing EU certificates of origin for free(er) trade

(S,P) Templates + a Guide on how to complete the EUR-1 and EUR-Med movement certificate for businesses


6. EU Export Controls: ICP: Internal compliance programmes for controls of research involving dual-use item

An effective, uniform and consistent system of export controls on dual-use items are necessary to promote EU and international security, says EU (S.P)

Download EU, US and German ICP for free
We are currently running a Dual Use 821 Clinic to update the trade community on these changes. Book your ticket here:


7. Trade with the UK as a business based in the EU (UK Gov Collection)

If you run an EU-based business, check what your business needs to know to continue trading with the UK.


8. Four Years of EU-CETA - EU - Canada Free Trade Agreement: How businesses gain better access and save real cash!

In September 2021, the agreement is four years old. Time to recall why this agreement secures better market access and saves real money to businesses. This series has three parts: Part 1: How businesses gain better access and save real cash Part 2: EU Exporters to Canada: How to secure zero duty trade in three easy steps Part 3: Summary of the CETA agreement (S,P) + Download Rules of Origin and Interpretative Guidance (P) Blog articles followed by S require a Starter Premium Support Plan subscription to access, blog entries followed by P require a Premium Support Plan subscription to access.

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