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EU UPDATE: Iran Sanctions Extended

The EU has adopted further restrictive measures against Iran, matching new measures adopted by the USA.

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EU UPDATE: EU Customs: EU-Israel Preferential Trade

Based on the arrangement between the EU and Israel for the implementation of the Protocol 4 to the EU-Israel Association Agreement, all preferential documents EUR. 1 and invoice declarations issued or made out in Israel have to show the postal code and the name of the city, village or industrial zone where production conferring originating status has been performed. The situation is the same for movement certificates EUR-Med and invoice declarations EUR-Med that may be issued or made out in Israel for the export to the EU.

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EU UPDATE: Anti Dumping China

Following the EU's confirmation that it will implement the recommendations of the DSU in DS397 - Steel Fasteners from China, the EU has published amendments to the Basic Regulation which take effect as of today, 6 September 2012.

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EU UPDATE: Trade Defence

"Here comes the Sun"(*) - or does it.

A long running saga reaches its end game this week as the EU Commission decides whether or not to initiate investigations into imports of solar panels from China.

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EU UPDATE: ICPA Barcelona (11-12 June)

John Grayston will chair a « Meet the Regulators » session at ICPA Barcelona on 12 June.

The speakers will be: Michael Peeters (Head of the Strategic Goods Control Unit at the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs) and Tom Smith (Head, Export Control Organisation at the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills).

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EU UPDATE: Sanctions Guinea Bissau

By measures adopted on 3 and 4 May 2012 the EU implemented full economic sanctions against certain individuals in the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

The measures list 6 persons only.

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EU UPDATE: GCO Sponsors ICPA 2012 Barcelona

Our firm is delighted to be a sponsor of the International Compliance Professionals Association’s 3rd Annual European Conference to be held at the WTC in Barcelona from 10-12 June 2012 .

Registration is still open and full details of the event, agenda and sessions can be found at  http://icpainc.org/conferences/barcelona/

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EU UPDATE: Sanctions - Syria

The EU Council has adopted a further set of additional restrictions on trade with Syria which now includes a ban on trade in luxury goods.  This is the thirteenth addition to EU sanctions with Syria adopted since the start of 2011.

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EU UPDATE: Sanctions - Myanmar

As expected on 23 April the EU resolved to suspend all sanctions against Myanmar with the exception of those concerning exports of military goods.

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EU UPDATE: Iran – EU expands Sanctions

The European Union has adopted three new measures reinforcing and extending the scope of the EU sanctions against Iran - brief references and links to the source documents are set out below :

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EU UPDATE: Libya Sanctions: March 2011

The EU has adopted measures to implement UNSCR 1970(2011).

This is done through Decision 2011/137/CFSP and Council Regulation 204/2011.

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EU UPDATE: Iran - UK Imposes Bilateral Sanctions

The UK Government has imposed additional sanctions against Iran. National measures were adopted under Schedule 7 to the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 and entered into force at 3 pm on 21 November 2011.

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EU UPDATE: Anti Dumping - Potassium Chloride

The longest surviving EU anti-dumping measures expired at midnight on 13 July 2011.

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EU UPDATE: Singapore Summit on Export Controls Compliance

John Grayston has been invited to speak again at this important conference on the impact of EU export controls on doing business in Asia.

Full conference details can be downloaded here: 2nd Singapore Summit on Export Controls Compliance

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EU UPDATE: EU Commission Dual Use Conference – Brussels

DG TRADE is organizing a full one day conference to discuss a broad range of dual-use export control issues.

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EU UPDATE: Poland On Top

Poland takes over the revolving Presidency of the Union for the first time since joining the EU in 2004.  Poland's term runs from 1 July to 31 December 2011.

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EU UPDATE: Product Regulation

The provisions of the new TOY SAFETY DIRECTIVE enter into force on 21 July 2011.

Directive 2009/48/EC  replaces the existing Toy Safety Directive (Dir 88/378/EEC) and adds a number of additions to the regulatory system which collectively result in stricter rules requiring more detailed compliance.

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EU UPDATE: Export Control

On 30 June the EU Commission adopted a consultative  GREEN PAPER on the future direction of EU Dual Use controls.  The title of the paper is "Ensuring Security and Competitiveness in a Changing World".

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EU UPDATE: UK "FCPA" Comes Into Force

The UK Bribery Act 2010 comes into force on 1 July 2011 following the publication, at the end of March, of detailed guidelines and intended effects of the Act.  In addition separate prosecution guidelines have been published by the Serious Fraud Office which explain when prosecutions are likely. Both documents are of central importance given the very wide scope of coverage of the Act.

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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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