EU Customs Practice Group - March 2014

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In This Issue:

- EU CUSTOMS POLICY:

..UCC developments

..Proposed EU Framework for Customs Infringements and Sanctions

- TARIFFS:

..Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas

..EU reduces additional customs duties for certain US products

..FTA Update

- CLASSIFICATION:

..Classification Regulations

..CNEN for homogenised composite foodpreparations

..Nomenclature Committee Developments

- ORIGIN:

..Origin Committee Developments

- PROCEDURES:

..EU judgment – Admissibility of legal proceedings

..EU judgment – Transfer of rights/import licences

- MISCELLANEOUS:

..Enforcement of IPRs in third countries

..Commission e-Learning Course on IPRs

..European Commission Trade and Investment Barriers Report

- Excerpt from Enforcement of IPRs in third countries:

On 10 March 2014, the European Commission launched a consultation aimed at gathering information from EU entities on the protection and enforcement of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in third countries. The findings will be used to assess the situation in various third countries and ultimately in negotiations with these countries. The consultations close on 10 June 2014.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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Topics:  EU, EU-US Trade, European Commission, Human Rights, Infringement, Sanctions, Tariffs, UCC

Published In: General Business Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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