Key Developments in 2018 in EU Customs

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This is a special newsletter with our selection of key EU customs developments in 2018. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive summary.

In this issue…

EU Customs Policy
Amendments to the UCC and related legislation
EU Own Resources - Proposed reduction of "collection costs"

EU Tariffs
Duty Suspensions and Tariff Quotas
Updated EU regulation for suspended duties on aircraft parts
GSP developments
Additional customs duties on certain US products

EU FTA update
Implementation of FTAs
Horizontal bilateral safeguard regulation
Status of FTA negotiations

General negotiations
Preparing for all scenarios, including "no deal"
Customs-specific developments
Trade-specific developments

2019 Common Customs Tariff published
Classification Regulations
Court judgment in Kubota – Classification Regulation on motor vehicles upheld
Court judgment in Pilato – classification of hearses
Court judgment in Medtronic – classification of spinal fixation systems
Court judgment in Profit Europe – classification of fittings of spheroidal graphite cast iron for fire-fighting installations
Court judgment in Vision Research – classification of volatile-memory high-speed digital cameras
Court judgment in 2M-Locatel – classification of IPTV set-top boxes
Court judgment in Kreyenhop – classification of fried instant noodles
Court judgment in Baby Dan – classification of spindles for safety gates for children
EU endorses recent HSENs and Classification Opinions

Temporary derogation from GSP origin rules for bicycles
Notice on GSP REX system
Agreement on changes to PEM Convention and diagonal cumulation possibilities
Notices on cumulation under EU EPAs with African countries
Court judgment in Combaro – remission of import duties in origin dispute

EU public consultation on BVI decisions

Application forms for customs action on IPR infringements
EU Single Window environment for customs


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