Marta Gargallo

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UK Extends China Arms Embargo to Hong Kong

On July 20, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary announced the United Kingdom (UK) will extend the China arms embargo, in effect since 1989, to

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EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement

The European Commission published a notice on 30 June 2020 announcing that the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the

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GSP: Transition Period for the Application of the REX system

The European Commission published Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/750 establishing a procedure for extending the transition period for the application

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EU Announces Customs Declaration Changes for Low Value Imports

Beginning January 1, 2021, the below changes will apply to the importation of low value consignments into the European Union (EU):

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United Kingdom Publishes Tariff Schedule Effective 1 January 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) published the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) that will replace the European Union’s Common External Tariff as of 1 January 2021.

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New European Union Custom Pre-Arrival Security and Safety Program

The European Commission announced the implementation of a new pre-arrival security and safety program will become effective in three releases starting on

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European Union Establishes New Export Authorisation Scheme for Personal Protective Equipment

The European Union (EU) initially introduced export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment (PPE) on March 15, 2020 to ensure an adequate

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European Commission Introduces New Policy Measures for Certain US Origin Goods

On April 6, 2020, the European Commission published the Regulation (EU) 2020/502 on new commercial policy measures concerning certain products originating

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European Commission Approves Relief of Customs Duties and VAT on Certain Imports to Combat COVID-19

On April 3, 2020, the European Commission approved requests from Member States and the United Kingdom (UK) to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on

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EU Requests Members Establish Green Lanes

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major disruptive impact on European transport and mobility.  For this reason, on March 23, 2020, the European Union

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New Requirements for Exports of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the European Union

On 14th March 2020, in its effort to protect citizens and to coordinate the response to COVID-19, the European Union (EU) Commission adopted the

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UK Government Plans to Introduce Import Controls

The Government of United Kingdom (UK) confirmed, in a press release issued on 10 February 2020, that it plans to introduce import controls on European

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UK Issues Guidance for Trade Community Ahead of Brexit

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) notified all VAT-registered businesses trading with the European Union (EU) and other countries, of actions that

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EU Plant Health Rules Effective December 14th

The October 2018 European Union (EU) Regulation 2016/2031 on protective measures against plant pests, that was adopted on 13 December 2016, will enter

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EU Publishes Revised Combined Common Customs Tariff and Statistical Nomenclature

On October 9, 2019, the European Union (EU) published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1776 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87

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