EU Customs Practice Group - December 2013


In This Issue:

*UCC Developments:

- Customs 2020

- Customs Infringements and Sanctions


- Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas

- GSP – New Regime and Practical Guide

- GSP – Countries Losing Benefits

- GSP Plus developments

- FTA Update


- Classification Regulation

- Simplification for sanitary articles

- CNEN – poultry and biomass gases

- HS Explanatory Notes / Classification Opinions

- CNEN for Motor Vehicle Collectors’ Pieces

- CJEU judgment on Stove Pipe Sets

- Nomenclature Committee Developments


- Origin Committee Developments

- ‘Made in’ Labelling remains controversial

- Origin Rules for Solar Panels/Modules

- Origin quotas for textiles from Guatemala

- GSP – cumulation for tobacco products


- CJEU ruling on Customs Valuation


- Customs Enforcement of IPRs

- Management of 2014 Textile Quotas

- CJEU ruling on Fraudulent Import Scheme


- EU WTO Complain against Brazilian taxes

- WTO Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement

- WTO - E-Commerce Moratorium Extension

- EU monitoring of drugs precursors trade

- Excerpt from MISCELLANEOUS: EU WTO Complain against Brazilian Taxes:

On 19 December 2013, the EU filed a request for consultations with Brazil in the WTO concerning alleged discriminatory tax advantages given by Brazil in the automotive and electronic sectors. The EU also challenges horizontal tax benefits for goods produced in certain areas such as Manaus and other Free Trade Zones. The EU further alleges that Brazilian authorities have broadened existing systems of tax exemptions for Brazilian exporters by enlarging the number of potential beneficiaries...

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