EU Customs Practice Group - June/July 2012

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In This Issue:

- EU CUSTOMS POLICY

MCC/UCC recast proposal; Multi-annual Strategic Plan and IT strategy; Fighting fraud in the EU; and, FISCALIS and CUSTOMS merge faces opposition.

- TARIFFS

Update on duty suspensions/tariff quotas; Update on EU GSP Reform; GSP preferences for Burma/Myanmar; and, FTA update.

- CLASSIFICATION

Classification Regulations; Explanatory notes; Classification Opinions; CJEU ruling on semiconductor polishing pads; CJEU ruling on blood albumin; and, Nomenclature Committee.

- ORIGIN

Origin Committee

- VALUATION

Valuation Committee

- PROCEDURES

CJEU rejects repayment of anti-dumping duties; AEO/C-TPAT Mutual Recognition –

information note; and, Infringement procedures against the UK and Bulgaria.

- MISCELLANEOUS

5th EU-Japan Joint Customs Cooperation Committee; 6th EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee; Strengthening cooperation and info exchange on counterfeit goods; EU customs goods seizures in 2011; EU Resolution on customs enforcement of IPRs; European Parliament rejects ACTA; 2012 trade barriers report; Impact of increased use of non-tariff barriers; EU sanctions against Syria amended; and, Decrease of customs revenue in 2011.

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