Customs has a legal obligation to carry out, at the first point of entry into the EU, the analysis of security risks on all goods regardless of the EU country of destination. For a common response to hazards, a set of assessment criteria have been developed, included in the risk analysis systems of the Member States.
Almost three years after the publication of the texts of the insurance guarantees, agreed by ADM with ANIA, the parallel work with the Italian Banking Association is also completed, whose pendency until now had created so many problems at the time of requesting a policy to a credit institution. (more…)
We had just written, last week, about a more diplomatic position taken by the EU towards Britain’s defaults and immediately the British government decided to extend once again the controls, so close to the heart of the EU Commission, on imported goods. (more…)
Last week the Brazilian Federal Government started the new process of importing the Single Portal for the foreign Trade Programme, as part of the changes implemented by the Ministry of Economy, to gradually expand the scope of the Portal and simplify the procedures for operators.
The main novelty of the new style import process is the favor granted to companies certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), which cover about 30% of the total value of Brazilian imports. Facilities are also made available to operators who submit a large number of import declarations, with the possibility of registering, correcting and consulting the single import declaration through the web-based integration of their systems with the government platform. The government also expects optimizations in the customs authorities’ work processes, thanks to the formation of virtual and specialized server teams, a more appropriate distribution of workloads and a better use of available public resources. The Single Foreign Trade Portal program is a federal government initiative to reduce the bureaucracy, time and costs of Brazilian exports and imports, in order to more efficiently meet the demands of individuals who carry out international transactions. The main objectives are the revision of the export and import processes, so as to make them more efficient and harmonized, and the creation of a one-stop shop for the interaction between customs and economic operators.
The objective of protecting the domestic economy from unfair practices carried out by competing markets has prompted Saudi Arabia to approve new customs rules, to regulate imports of goods from other member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait).
And the day came. We will remember 1 July 2021 as the day on which e-commerce entered, with full rights, into customs law, bringing a new vision of international trade and bringing with it a necessary review of the related VAT legislation, illustrated by ADM precisely the last day available.
The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations, promote cooperation and develop skills to facilitate legitimate trade.
The EU Commission has launched a public consultation to gather the views of economic operators, experts and customs law specialists on current measures to implement the Union Customs Code, the EU’s main legislative framework for customs.
Customs activity is essential for the safeguarding the EU’s external borders, for the protection of legal trade, for the protection of citizens from terrorist, health, environmental threats, for the management of Union and Member States financial interests.
In a statement on March 11, 2021, Michael Gove, Minister of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet Office, announced an extension of all control activities on goods entering the UK, due to the continuing health emergency. But the EU does not agree with this postponement.