Transport Ministry explains Belarusian-Polish trucking permits problem

MINSK, 11 December (BelTA) – Permits are distributed among Belarusian trucking companies taking into account their individual effectiveness. The Belarusian side previously suggested getting rid of permits completely to Poland. Belarusian First Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Lyakhnovich made the statements on 11 December in response to complaints of Belarusian truckers about the shortage […]

EU provides €2 million to Global Forum in support of tax transparency and exchange of information in developing countries

Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici is co-signing today a €2 million grant contract with OECD partners today on the 26 November 2019, in support of developing countries’ efforts to meet global standards in tax transparency and information exchange. The signing takes place in the margins of the 10th […]

The Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore has entered into force on 21 November 2020

t is the first “new generation” bilateral Agreement signed with a Southeast Asian country. The Free Trade Agreement contains a chapter on Customs and Trade Facilitation and introduces facilitation in the field of customs, new commitments to modernisation and simplification of customs procedures and improvements to speed up physical controls of the goods. It also strengthens the cooperation […]

REX – Registered Exporter system

General information Access the e-learning module >>> The Registered Exporter system (the REX system) is the system of certification of origin of goods that applies in the Generalised System of Preference (GSP) of the European Union since 1 January 2017. It is based on a principle of self-certification by economic operators who will make out […]

EU auditors raise eyebrows at UK customs control competence

It’s all about trust. Quite apart from their deleterious effect on the all-Ireland economy, member states simply do not trust the UK’s “customs-light” proposals for Ireland. The idea being that you could protect the single market while moving all checks and controls away from the Border, and use trusted-trader schemes and untested technology to track […]

Commission publishes the 2020 version of the Combined Nomenclature

The European Commission has published the latest version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) applicable as from 1 January 2020. The Combined Nomenclature forms the basis for the declaration of goods (a) at importation or exportation or (b) when subject to intra-Union trade statistics. This determines which rate of customs duty applies and how the goods […]