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GCO EU UPDATE: Publication on EU Customs Law

Remission & Repayment of Custom Duties in the EUI am delighted to report the publication in English of a major work on one of the most commercially important aspects of EU Customs Law: remission and repayment procedures, written by two of our colleagues Davide Rovetta and Maurizio Gambardella, and Simon van Cutsem.

The book, published by Kluwer Law International, provides an overview of how the consolidated body of EU customs legislation and case law is interpreted in various EU jurisdictions, with an in-depth focus on the particular remission and repayment procedures – from initial request to appeal.

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EU UPDATE: Customs – New EU Customs IPR Enforcement Rules – 1 Jan 2014

From the 1st of  January 2014 new Customs enforcement rules on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)  will enter into force in the EU as a result of Regulation (EU) No 608/2013.
 
It will replace Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003, and sets out the new procedural rules for Customs Authorities to enforce IPR’s for goods subject to customs supervision or customs control.

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EU UPDATE: Customs - Combined Nomenclature 2014 Published

The European Union’s updated Combined Nomenclature (CN), which will be applicable from 1 January 2014, has been published on the 31st of
October 2013 in the Official Journal: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:290:0001:0901:EN:PDF.

The Combined Nomenclature is updated on annual basis.

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EU Customs: EU General Court Stops Direct Action to Contest the Legality of Tariff Classification Regulations

The General Court of the European Union in two parallel cases has ruled that the proper forum to challenge EU customs classification regulations is via the national courts and tribunals of EU Member States and not by direct action before the European Courts.   National courts can always refer any specific EU issues to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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EU UPDATE - EU Customs - Retroactivity

Davide Rovetta co-authored an article in the current edition of Global Trade Customs Journal Vol. 7 Issue 11/12  on the highly contentious issue of the retroactivity of Tariff Explanatory Notes and Tariff Classification Regulations.

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GCO Sponsors ICPA EU Compliance Strategy Conference 2011

G&Co is pleased to be a Sponsor of the ICPA EU Compliance Strategy Conference 2011 which takes place in Brussels on 13-14 June.

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