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The Customs Manager - Edition 3-2023 - Week 37: Customs & Global Trade Updates

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Every week we monitor changes in EU, UK and US law, so you do not have to. "The Customs Manager" is our collection of customs & global trade updates. A consolidated look at all the laws, updates, and guidance changes from 11.09-17.09.2023


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Highlight Read of the Week



WTO Public Forum: The WTO calls for "re-globalisation"


What a week at the WTO! The 2023 Public Forum explored how trade and the WTO can help create a greener and more sustainable future. The Public Forum is the WTO's largest outreach event, providing a unique platform for interested stakeholders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in global trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. Take a look at the highlights:


WTO: Download Book - Export Control rules worldwide analysed.

What did the new WTO book say about export regulations and controls worldwide? This brand-new book is a must-read for any customs manager and export professional. DOWNLOAD IT HERE: https://www.customsmanager.info/post/wto-download-book-export-control-rules-worldwide-analysed

 

Anti-Dumping Duty Updates

Anti-dumping duty is an import duty charged in addition to normal Customs Duty and applies across a customs territory. It allows countries to act against goods sold at less than their normal value, defined as the price for ‘like goods’ sold in the exporter’s home market. Visit our dedicated blog category to Anti-Dumping Duty for all the latest developments, explanation blogs, videos and latest updates: https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/_add


EU: ADD changes to pipes, steel, and chemicals


ADD & CVD: Affected by Dumping? Here is what happens now

When governments impose anti-dumping or countervailing duties on imports, the importer's costs go up and profits are wiped out overnight.


Top Tip: Did you know that we have ADD specialists in our team? They help when you are affected by ADD or CVD. Schedule a call today to discuss ADD & CVD with our experts.
 

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Updates

Please also refer to our constantly updated collection of articles, guides on this topic etc:


UK Authorised Economic Operator (UK AEO): What UK Businesses Need To Know

Since Brexit, the UK has run its own trusted trader status. How does the UK Authorised Economic Operator (UK AEO) system work? We answer the questions Gov.uk doesn't tell you.


Top Tip: Schedule a call with us to discuss how we can help you become or maintain AEO in the EU, UK, or US. www.customsmanager.org -> Book Expert Call
 

CBAM - The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Updates


URGENT: 1 October 2023 - Are you ready for the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism - CBAM?

Get ready for the Transitional Phase of EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism - CBAM on 1 October 2023. Our Guide Gets You Ready For 1 October 2023


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): New Implementing Law Published in OJ

The EU has published the law detailing the reporting obligations for importers and operators of installations for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). Get your hands on it here.


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): All Laws, Supportive Guide, Templates, and Factsheets for successful implementation on 1 October 2023

Download the latest Main and Implementing Law. Supportive Guides, Templates, Fact Sheets


The EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism - CBAM -Our Business Report (READ FREE)

The EU's Mechanism for Carbon Border Adjustment (CBAM) will enter into operation in less than three weeks. It affects the EU and non-EU businesses across specific industries and exporting and importing companies alike. Here is our Essential guide and training offer.


Top Tip: Join our next CBAM Training: www.customsmanager.org/events
 

Classification Updates (Customs) - HS

When moving goods across borders, you must correctly determine your customs tariff positions. These are not only one of the basic requirements for submitting your correct customs declaration. As soon as you apply an incorrect tariff number, this can lead to higher import duties, and not just for your company. It can even have many other consequences:

  • when considering bans and restrictions

  • when obtaining permits and licenses

  • as well as compliance with certain reporting and documentation requirements

How confident are you and your employees in the tariff classification of your goods? How up-to-date is your knowledge? Do you and your teams determine all your customs tariff numbers correctly?Our online colelction See all updates here: https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/customs-classification


Latest EU Classification Updates

A consolidated look at EU Classification Updates. A collection of the latest updates - all in one page. Date of late update: 10.09.2023


U.S. HTS Customs Classification: CROSS Customs Rulings Online Search System

CROSS is a searchable database of CBP rulings on HTS Customs classification. Access the latest rulings here + a guide on how to use CROSS effectively. Date of last update: 18 September 2023.


EU Binding Tariff Information (BTI): Guidance, Application Forms, Links

The EU has published a wide range of BTI guidance. Download the EU Binding Tariff Information (BTI) application form, too.


EU Binding Tariff Information (BTI): EU & National Customs Portals

Most EU Member States use an EU-wide Trade Portal for Binding Tariff Information applications. But some run national BTI systems. Get access to all systems here.

 

Customs Updates

Find all our Customs updates here:




U.S: CBP publishes Trade News Snapshot - Volume 5, Issue 6

 

Customs Declarations (+ CDS) - Updates


UK: Brokers' Full Collection to Making Correct Customs Declarations

Customs Brokers can file a wide variety of different declarations in the UK. Browse through this page for a consolidated view.


UK: How to correctly lodge a full Import Declaration (Guidance)

The essential briefing for every customs agent on how to correctly lodge a full customs declaration into or out of Great Britain.


Learn how to correctly lodge a full customs declaration when moving goods between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Great Britain.


UK: Customs Declarations Service (CDS): Check Out Latest Changes

Hey, UK customs brokers! Stay updated on the latest changes to the UK Customs Declarations Service (CDS) Data Elements for speedy and compliant customs declarations. This week there were changes to Data Element 2/3.


UK CDS Exports: Switch Over Delayed To 2024

HMRC announced a phased transition to the deadline to switch to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) for exports on August 23. Now, by Saturday, March 30, 2024, only export declarations should be submitted through CDS. Read our Guide.


U.S. FDA Product Subclass Codes (CFSAN)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Subclass Code for the Industry


 

Court Cases & Law Updates

Please also refer to our constantly updated collection of articles, guides on this topic etc:


UK: New Ro-Ro Location means GVMS & GMS needed, too

The UK Customs Legislation has been amended to include a new Ro-Ro location. This impacts customs clearance and means GVMS needs to be used and GMR generated. We have a look.

https://www.customsmanager.info/post/uk-customs-import-duty-eu-exit-regulations-2018


NI: UK issued first legal NOTICE on new Northern Ireland Law

The first legal notice was published and is relevant for anyone trading with Northern Ireland. Take a look at our summary and download the notice right away.


UK: What sanctions laws has the UK enacted against Russia

Get a quick summary of the UK laws applicable in the Sanctions Regime against Russia + Summary - essential for anyone who needs to know how the UK is implementing sanctions against Russia


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM): New Implementing Law Published in OJ

The EU has published the law detailing the reporting obligations for importers and operators of installations for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). Get your hands on it here.


Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) Main law + Implementing Act and Annexes

Download the latest Main and Implementing Law + Annexes


US: Newest Customs Decisions of CBP and U.S. Courts

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Court of International Trade publish a weekly collection of judgements, rulings, rules, notifications, and abstracts pertaining to customs and related subjects. Access the latest edition. https://www.customsmanager.info/post/us-customs-bulletin-weekly-decisions

 

Duty-Free (and Duty Reliefs)


99% duty refunds with U.S. Duty Drawback - How?

U.S. Customs duty relief programs offer some welcomed customs duty relief! if you can leverage it fully!


ZOLLFREI: Was bedeutet das eigentlich?

Man hört häufig das Wort "zollfrei", sowohl beim persönlichen Einkauf im Ausland als auch bei der Verwendung von Freihandelsabkommen.


DUTY-FREE: What does it actually mean?

You can hear the word “duty-free” many times from personal shopping overseas to using Free Trade Agreements in commercial imports.

 

E-Customs Updates


U.S: Cargo Systems Messaging Service

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS). is one of CBP’s methods for communicating to our trade partners news and updates on our automated systems – namely the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Access the latest updates here.

 


Export Controls Updates

To make sure you never miss an export control update, bookmark https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/export-controls


⇒ EU Export Controls


No Updates This Week :-)



⇒ U.S Export Controls

The USA claims worldwide validity for its export controls. Violations are also prosecuted by the authorities outside the USA and punished with severe penalties. In addition, an entry on the "US sanctions lists" threatens. What does that mean? For non-US companies that participate in foreign trade, the US (re-) export control is also becoming a major focus with the increasing demands on internal compliance programs. Export controls are among the most powerful economic instruments used by the USA to achieve its foreign and security policy goals. How can you protect yourself from risks and act in accordance with the US Export Control law? Find out all the latest developments and make sure you never miss an update:


U.S. Export Controls: EAR Amended. Details Here

The U.S. Export Administration Regulations detail how and when U.S. and Non-U.S. companies can export U.S. dual-use goods. When it changes, that change matters to exporters wherever located in the world.


 

Northern Ireland Trade Updates

For all updates regarding the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Windsor Framework, please view and bookmark: https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/northern-ireland


NI: UK issued first legal NOTICE on new Northern Ireland Law

The first legal notice was published and is relevant for anyone trading with Northern Ireland. Take a look at our summary and download the notice right away.


NI: How to correctly lodge a full Import Declaration (Guidance)

Learn how to correctly lodge a full customs declaration when moving goods between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Great Britain.


SI 2023/958 – The Customs (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Customs (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 affects companies in the UK that send items or packages from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. We break down what is in the law. Download the law, too.


Shipping packages from the UK to NI from 30 Sep. 2024

Shipping packages under the Windsor Framework from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland start on September 30, 2024. We explore what the new rules are.https://www.customsmanager.info/post/shipping-packages-from-the-united-kingdom-to-northern-ireland-from-30-sep-2024


What growers and traders need to do to move plants (including plants for planting, seeds, used agricultural and forestry machinery and vehicles and seed potatoes) using a Northern Ireland plant health label.


Get authorisation to use Northern Ireland plant health labels (NIPHL) and see the list of regulated plants for planting


The Windsor Framework - further detail and publications

Additional information about the arrangements that will put the Windsor Framework into action and guides for businesses.


A little more than a month left before the current UK Trader Scheme is replaced by the brand-new UK Internal Market Scheme. Read our guide on how to apply and all you need to know.


We updated our instructions on how to claim a refund or remission of import duty on 'at risk' commodities brought into Northern Ireland in response to guidance from the United Kingdom. Through this guide, you can determine if you are eligible to apply for a refund or remission of EU import duty paid on products brought into Northern Ireland under the Duty Reimbursement Scheme. Forms E2 and C88 are no longer required when using the Customs Declaration Service, so the section describing what you will need has been updated.


 

Novice ("Help" I am New to Customs & Global Trade") - the column for newbies

This is the section for customs newbies. Here we provide bite seized information and updates to encourage continuous learning and to wet the appetite for customs and global trade. Come and learn with us.


ZOLLFREI: Was bedeutet das eigentlich?

Man hört häufig das Wort "zollfrei", sowohl beim persönlichen Einkauf im Ausland als auch bei der Verwendung von Freihandelsabkommen.


DUTY-FREE: What does it actually mean?

You can hear the word “duty-free” many times from personal shopping overseas to using Free Trade Agreements in commercial imports.

 

Origin (Rules of)


No Updates this week :-)

 

Sanctions Updates

The EU, UK and US implement extensive sanctions laws. These rules provide processes for producing lists of individuals and businesses subject to asset freeze targets and financial and investment restrictions. It is imperative for businesses to stay up to date with the latest sanctions rules to avoid accidental non-compliance. Read the collection of all articles we have written on this topic here https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/sanctions


⇒ EU


EU: The 30 September 2023 Deadline for an Import Prohibition for Steel and Iron from Russia looms.

EU: Steel & Iron Import Sanctions Against Russia. Here is our guide, analysis, details and what to do to prepare well.


EU: Sanctions Against Russia - Sanctions' Packages Explained

The EU has sanctioned Russia by ever-expanding legislation - in so-called "packages". We explain what was introduced under each package.


EU: Lists of Sanctioned Persons & Entities - Latest Updates

Latest updates of sanctions against Individuals, Entities, and Organisations imposed by the EU.


EU: Sanctions Against Russia - Essential Collection

The EU has sanctioned Russia. We present a business-ready overview of the sanctions imposed. Constantly updated.


EU: Sanctions Against Russia - Guidance on Circumvention

The EU has provided instructions for EU businesses, advising them to use more caution to prevent Russian sanctions evasion.


Download it here.


EU issued fresh sanctions against Iran

Check out our collection of the latest EU sanctions updates.


EU Sanctions: What? How? Who?

Our Beginners Guide to the Sanctions Policy of the European Union - we answer all the essential questions in relation to EU Sanctions, policy, laws and what businesses can do.


EU Sanctions Map: Our Use-Guide for Effective Company Implementation

The EU Sanctions Map is the collection of all EU sanctions. We explain what it is, why it is useful and how companies can make the best use of it.


⇒ UK


UK Latest Sanctions Updates

Latest Updates of UK Guidance and Policy as regards customs. All in one page. Date of last update 18.09.2023.


⇒ US


U.S.: Sanctions - Latest Updates

Overview of the latest Sanctions issued by the U.S. OFAC - the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Date of latest Updates: 18.09.2023


 

Transit Updates

Read the collection of all articles on this topic here https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/transit


No Updates

 

Valuation (Customs)


Customs Valuation: Download Part 1 of the WTO Handbook

Detailed customs valuation knowledge is essential for anyone dealing with imports into a country. Here you can download Chapter 1 of the WTO Handbook on CV.


 

Veterinary Border & SPS controls updates

Read the collection of all articles here: https://www.customsmanager.info/all-news/categories/food


UK: Get in with the SPS Accredited Trusted Trader Scheme (ATT) pilot! Here is how!

We can help you apply for the UK SPS Accredited Trusted Trader Scheme (ATT) pilot. Here is what you need to know to get started.


UK: Chilled minced meats & preperation allowed from 2024

From 31 January 2024, imports of certain chilled minced meats and chilled meat preparations from the EU, other EEA countries can continue when health certification requirements come into effect. Details here:


UK publishes Final Border Operating Model (TOM) - View our article collection

The UK published the final Border Operating Model (TOM). Read our multilingual collection of blog entries to help you understand, prepare and implement. Read the following articles

  • UK: SPS Animal Food Controls from 31 January 2024 (TOM) - Introduction + key timelines

  • UK SPS-Lebensmittelkontrollen ab 31 Januar 2024: Unser Bericht - auf Deutsch

  • Download the final UK Border Target Operating Model (TOM)

  • SPS Controls UK: Risk Categories under the final UK Border Target Operating Model- TOM

  • UK SPS controls: Expert Guidance & Detailed FAQs for Professionals


IPAFFS (UK): Leveraging simplified filing

The UK has detailed plans to simply mass IPAFFS filings. Read our IPAFFS How To guide.


Risk categories for animal and animal product imports from non-EU countries to Great Britain

Import risk categories under the Border Target Operating Model (TOM) for animals or animal products you’re importing from a non-EU country to Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), and the import rules for each category.


Find a UK veterinary certification officer

A list of organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that inspect and certify animals and animal products for export. The list does not include every certifier.


 

World Trade Organisation Updates (WTO)


see above

 

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