The EU and UK Regulations designed to prevent Russian iron and steel being used in to manufacture selected products in 3rd countries for re-export to the EU or UK go into effect on 30 September 2023. This Newsflash serves as a reminder to importers in the EU and UK that should they import any of the products listed in Annex XVII to the regulation, they would need to hold evidence that no Russian iron and steel covered by the regulation was used in the production of the imported products. Customs administrations in the EU have indicated that a positive statement to this effect needs to be made in the import declaration for release to be granted. The evidence need only be presented should it be requested by the customs authorities. The UK has indicated that the regulation will not be enforced at the border but rather through direct interaction between the Department for Business and Trade and the trader.
Links to previous Newflashes in this regard are provided below for ease of reference.