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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European Commission Issues Border Management Guidelines

On March 16, 2020 - the European Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the

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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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CBP Issues Updated Guidance on Section 301 Modifications on EU Goods

On March 4, 2020, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #41898289, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued updated guidance on the Section 301

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USTR Modifies Section 301 Tariffs on EU Goods

On February 14, 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced changes to the Section 301 tariffs originally imposed on October 18,

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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 Updates Rules of Origin Guidance for Brexit Transition Period

On February 4, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) updated its guidance regarding rules of origin for the Brexit transition period.  The Withdrawal Agreement

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UK Notifies WTO of EU Withdrawal

On February 1, 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its status after its January 31st withdrawal from the European

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