A summary of EU, UK, German and Irish customs and trade laws, updates and guidance changes. Access all changes with a single click. Coverage:05.07.2021-11.07.2021
Changes to Customs and Global Trade Legislation of the European Union in Week 27/21
Changes to Customs and Global Trade Legislation and Guidance of the United Kingdom in Week 27/21
Ireland: Updates and Notification from the Irish Revenue
Germany: Updates from the German Zoll
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1. Changes to Customs and Global Trade Legislation of the European Union in Week 26/21
Every week we monitor changes with EU law so you do not have to. This week we look at the Offical Journal of the European Union, so you do not have to: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html.
The Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) is the main source of EUR-Lex content. It is published daily (from Monday to Friday regularly, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only in urgent cases) in the official EU languages. It can be accessed here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/oj/direct-access.html
It publishes EU law changes in the area of customs, trade, commercial policy, including trade agreements and export controls amongst many other areas. You can find the consolidated list of all weekly updates in this category on the expert blog:
The editions we looked at were:
L = Legislation change
C = Information and Notices, with no legal character.
Not all editions cover customs, and global trade matters, so we have selected the ones that directly affect importers into the EU or exporters out of the EU, transport companies, customs brokers and anyone with an interest in customs and global trade. This analysis has been prepared by your team of dedicated Customs Managers to help you stay compliant.
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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1091 of 2 July 2021 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/159 imposing a definitive safeguard measure against imports of certain steel products
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1100 of 5 July 2021 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and definitively collecting the provisional duty imposed on imports of certain hot-rolled flat products of iron, non-alloy or other alloy steel originating in Turkey
A definitive anti-dumping duty is imposed on imports of flat-rolled products of iron, non-alloy steel or other alloy steel, whether or not in coils (including ‘cut-to-length’ and ‘narrow strip’ products), not further worked than hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, originating in Turkey, currently falling under CN codes 7208 10 00, 7208 25 00, 7208 26 00, 7208 27 00, 7208 36 00, 7208 37 00, 7208 38 00, 7208 39 00, 7208 40 00, 7208 52 10, 7208 52 99, 7208 53 00, 7208 54 00, ex 7211 13 00 (TARIC code 7211130019), ex 7211 14 00 (TARIC code 7211140095), ex 7211 19 00 (TARIC code 7211190095), ex 7225 19 10 (TARIC code 7225191090), 7225 30 90, ex 7225 40 60 (TARIC code 7225406090), 7225 40 90, ex 7226 19 10 (TARIC code 7226191095), ex 7226 91 91 (TARIC code 7226919119) and 7226 91 99.
The following products are excluded:
(i)products of stainless steel and grain-oriented silicon electrical steel;
(ii)products of tool steel and high-speed steel;
(iii)products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 600 mm or more; and
(iv)products, not in coils, without patterns in relief, of a thickness of 4,75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm and of a width of 2 050 mm or more;(v)products whose (a) width is 350 mm or less, and (b) whose thickness is 50 mm or more, regardless of the length of the product.
The rates of the definitive anti-dumping duty applicable to the net, free-at-Union-frontier price, before duty, are up to 7.3% and depend on the company.
Levels of residues in food products
Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1110 of 6 July 2021 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for ametoctradin, bixafen, fenazaquin, spinetoram, tefluthrin and thiencarbazone-methyl in or on certain products (Text with EEA relevance)
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1111 of 6 July 2021 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1210/2003 concerning certain specific restrictions on economic and financial relations with Iraq
2. Changes to Customs and Global Trade Legislation and Guidance of the United Kingdom in Week 27/21
Every week we monitor changes with UK law and guidance so you do not have to. This week we look at the legislation changes on www.legislation.gov and the changes to customs and global trade guidance on gov.uk
Newly published Guidance on Gov.uk
Goods arrived in GB without an import declaration
HMRC’s policy for importers who have unintentionally received goods from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 in Great Britain, before they’ve had the opportunity to declare them.
ADD: aluminium extrusions from China
Initiation of an anti-dumping investigation by the UK Trade Remedies Authority concerning aluminium extrusions, originating in the People’s Republic of China
Extension of safeguard measures
Find information about the extension of safeguard measures on imports of steel into Northern Ireland and the EU
Updated by Gov.uk in the last week
Pay less import duty and VAT when re-importing goods to the UK
You can claim a relief to pay less Customs Duty and VAT if you re-import goods to the UK. Updated information about claiming Returned Goods Relief if you’re re-importing goods into the UK that have previously been exported.
CDS UK Trade Tariff Volume 3: Import Declaration Completion Guide. This guide provides detailed completion instructions for data elements when making an import declaration to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS)
Changes to Tariff codes
Changes to commodity codes
Delete the following code:
7211 1400 90
7211 1400 91 – a width not exceeding 350 millimetres (mm)
7211 1400 95 – other
Delete the following code:
7211 1900 90
7211 1900 91 – a width not exceeding 350mm7211 1900 95 – other
Delete the following code:
7226 1910 90
7226 1910 91 – a width not exceeding 350mm and a thickness of 50mm or more
7226 1910 95 – other
Delete the following code:
7211 1300 00
7211 1300 11 – a width not exceeding 350mm and a thickness of 50mm or more
7211 1300 19 – other
Delete the following code:
7226 9191 00
7226 9191 11 – a width not exceeding 350mm and a thickness of 50mm or more
7226 9191 19 – other
CHIEF was updated on 8 July 2021, Tariff online will be updated shortly.
Declare commercial goods you’re bringing into Great Britain in your accompanied baggage or a small vehicle.
Find out how to declare goods you’re bringing into Great Britain to sell or use for your business that are under the total value of £1,500 and meet certain other conditions. This page has been updated with information about how to add items to your declaration and declaring items brought into Great Britain from the EU
Trade with Northern Ireland: Getting an MRN
Use this service to get a reference after registering with the Goods Vehicle Movement Service.More information about what you’ll need to get your goods movement reference has been added.
Making an Indirect Export from Northern Irland
Find out what to do when goods which were declared for export in an EU country leave Northern Ireland, for either Great Britain or another non-EU country. Information about if you move goods through a Goods Vehicle Movement Service has been added.
GVMS what you need to do to clear customs
If you’re a trader, haulier or carrier and use a UK port using the Goods Vehicle Movement Service, find out what you need to do to get goods through customs.
More information about when you need a goods movement reference has been added
UK Export Controls and Sanctions
Changes to Belarus Sanctions
Belarus is currently subject to UK financial sanctions. This document provides a current list of designated persons.Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Belarus’.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/financial-sanctions-belarus
Changes to UK Syria Sanctions
Syria is currently subject to UK financial sanctions.This document provides a current list of designated persons. Updated with ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Syria
Who is subject to sanctions in the UK?
A guide to the current consolidated list of asset freeze targets, and a list of persons named in relation to financial and investment restrictions under the Russia regulations.Updated with : ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Belarus’ and ‘Latest HM Treasury notice, 08/07/2021, Syria’
3. Ireland: Updates and Notification from the Irish Revenue
Irish Revenue is the customs authority of the Republic of Ireland. They apply the Union Customs Code and have several national systems which require regular updates. For our Irish subscriber or those trading with Ireland, we publish the latest changes published by the Irish authorities. We consult the following webpage for you, so you do not have to:
eCustoms Helpdesk Notification
E Customs Notification 43/2021
Declaring goods coming into Ireland by truck which was originally meant to arrive in Ireland by air. Who should read: All those involved in lodging electronic customs import declarations. Express carriers and air carriers eCustoms Notification 43 2021. https://www.revenue.ie/en/customs-traders-and-agents/customs-electronic-systems/aep/ecustoms-notifications/2021/ecustoms-notification-43-2021.pdf
Detailed information in relation to the customs requirements are set out at this link https://www.revenue.ie/en/customs-traders-and-agents/brexit/customs-declarationroles-and-responsibilities/importer/index.aspx
Ireland: Export Licencing Unit
4. Germany: Updates from the German Zoll and BAFA
German Zoll is the customs authority of Germany. They apply the Union Customs Code and have several national systems which require regular updates. For our German subscriber or those trading with Germany, we publish the latest changes published by the German authorities. We consult the following webpage for you, so you do not have to:
Updates for participants in ATLAS
Mit der ATLAS-Teilnehmerinfo werden Informationen bezüglich Softwareänderungen und deren Auswirkung in fachlicher und gegebenenfalls betrieblicher Hinsicht bekannt gegeben. Sie sind für Teilnehmer relevant. https://www.zoll.de/DE/Fachthemen/Zoelle/ATLAS/ATLAS-Publikationen/Teilnehmerinformationen/teilnehmerinformationen_node.html
ATLAS-Einfuhr: Die Bescheinigungsbereiche der Unterlagencodierungen C662, C692 und 8GHU werden angepasst. Welche konkreten Änderungen sich in den Bescheinigungsbereichen zum 19.07.2021 ergeben, können Sie dieser ATLAS-Meldung entnehmen. https://www.zoll.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Links-fuer-Inhaltseiten/Fachthemen/Zoelle/Atlas/2021/info_0204_21.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2
Einfuhr: EU-Code-Kombinationen bei Sendungen mit geringem Wert; Darstellungs
probleme in der Codeliste I0100
Derzeit wird aus noch ungeklärter Ursache in der Codeliste I0100 die Kombination von EUCodes nicht korrekt ausgegeben. An der Behebung des Fehlers wird aktuell gearbeitet, ein Zeitpunkt hierfür ist noch nicht bekannt.
Auch wenn sie in der Codeliste I0100 derzeit nicht angezeigt werden, sind die nachfolgenden Kombinationen für die Inanspruchnahme des IOSS-Verfahrens bzw. des Special Arrangements (§21a UStG) seit dem 01.07.2021 zulässig und erforderlich
ATLAS-Einfuhr und ATLAS-Ausfuhr:
Wegfall von Lieferbedingungen mit dem Code DAF/ DDU/ DEQ/ DES seit 01.07.2021
Mit Änderung des Anhangs B UZK-IA vom 08.02.2021 und des TDA vom 07.12.2020 sind
entsprechend der Incoterms 2020 die Lieferbedingungen DAF (Frei Grenze), DDU (Geliefert unverzollt), DEQ (Geliefert ab Kai) und DES (Geliefert ab Schiff) entfallen.
Infolgedessen wurde die Codeliste A1840 zum 1.Juli 2021 angepasst, sodass die genannten Lieferbedingungen in ihrer konkreten Codierung nicht mehr angemeldet werden können. Sollte dennoch der Bedarf bestehen, eine der genannten Lieferbedingungen zu verwenden, so ist der Code „XXX“ (Andere Lieferbedingungen als vorstehend angegeben) zu verwenden. Hierbei ist im Bereich Ausfuhr im Datenfeld „LIEFERBEDINGUNG / Text“ und im Bereich Einfuhr im Datenfeld „Lieferbedingung-Incoterm“ die verwendete Lieferbedingung mit ihrem vollen Wortlaut / im Klartext anzugeben (z.B. „Geliefert unverzollt“ oder „Geliefert ab Kai“).