EU Customs Developments: April-August 2017

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Welcome to the April-August 2017 issue of the White & Case Newsletter on Customs Developments in the EU.

In this issue…

EU Customs Policy
Full UCC implementation not possible by 2020
UCC Implementing and Delegated Act amendments
EP resolution on customs management

Tariffs and FTA news
Duty suspensions and tariff quotas
Annual changes to additional EU customs duties on certain US products
GSP+ status reinstated for Sri Lanka
Bangladesh warned about losing special GSP benefits
Autonomous EU preferences for certain Ukrainian goods
Call for revival of international "green goods" negotiations
Brexit news
EU FTA Update

Classification Regulations
CN Explanatory Notes
Court judgment on the classification of implant screws
EU endorses recent HS Explanatory Notes and Classification Opinions
Nomenclature Committee/Customs Expert Group Developments

PEM Convention – Ukraine and Moldova
Discussions in the Customs Expert Group on Origin
Court judgment on rejected remission of customs duties
CARIFORUM-EU Decision on derogation for textiles

Court judgment on the cost of transport

Neum Corridor waiver threshold amount increased
Court judgment on liability under the transit procedure

Conflict Minerals Regulation formally adopted and published
New EU Mercury Regulation
EU ivory trade guidance
EU proposal on illegal import of cultural goods
EU removes Kazakhstan from list of countries subject to special import rules
EU-China Strategic Framework for Customs Cooperation
EP Resolution on the phase-out of palm oil in biofuels
Commission 2016 Report on trade and investment barriers
Commission examines Turkish import surveillance system for paper
Commission report on 2016 seizures of fake items
Commission launches public consultation on exchange of customs related information


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