CBP Issues Guidance on Modifications to EU Goods Subject to Section 301

On August 25, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #43762405, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued guidance on the recent

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U.S. and EU Announce Agreement on Tariff Reductions

On August 21, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner issued a joint statement announcing an agreement

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USTR Modifies EU Goods Subject to Section 301

On August 12, 2020, in a press release and a Federal Register Notice (FRN), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced the modification of the

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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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USTR Seeks Comments on Increasing Tariffs Imposed on EU Goods

On June 23, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a notice seeking comments on an increase in the tariffs imposed on goods of

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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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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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Switzerland Implements Additional Restrictions on Medical Protective Equipment

On March 25, 2020, the Swiss Government adopted a new regulation, taking effect as of March 26, requiring a prior license for any exports of medical

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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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The Netherlands Postpones Exporter of Record Enforcement

Due to the current circumstances with Covid-19, Dutch authorities have postponed the enforcement of the April 1st deadline for an exporter of record to be

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Germany Suspends Export Ban on Medical Equipment

On March 19, 2020, the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) suspended their previous order of an export ban for medical protection

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