EU Customs and Trade Agreements

The 116th Congress begins on January 3, 2019. Based on projections from yesterday’s midterms, Democrats will control the House of Representatives by a narrow margin, while Republicans will expand their hold on the Senate. The changes to Congress are likely to shape trade policy through 2019, but much will depend on how House Democrats use

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From the Section 232 national security tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the ongoing NAFTA re-negotiation, the Trump administration is seeking to implement

In the context of the negotiations on the terms of the transition period during which the U.K. will remain bound by EU rules following its official exit, the applicability and enforcement of international trade agreements between the EU and third countries is an important question. Although the U.K. would remain bound by the terms of

On December 20, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decided that a company may not use transaction value for customs valuation purposes when a transfer price consisted of both an amount initially invoiced and declared, and a flat-rate adjustment made after the end of the accounting period.

The Community Customs Code

Unlike the NAFTA negotiations, discussions to modernize the Global Agreement between the EU and Mexico are proceeding steadily, such that the parties are still adhering to their objective of reaching an agreement in principle by the end of 2017. A fifth round of negotiations took place in Brussels at the end of September, followed by

Recent Trends Following Entry into Force of Union Customs Code (UCC)

Under EU customs law, economic operators can obtain reimbursement or remission of customs duties, broadly speaking, in three different situations:

  • Where the customs authorities committed an error which could not be detected by the importer acting in good faith.
  • Where the customs duties were

Following the initiation of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), the European Commission sought an Opinion from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the allocation of competence between the EU and its Member States regarding the Agreement. The EUSFTA provides that it is to be concluded as an agreement between the