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The Trade Specialised Committee on Customs Cooperation and Rules of Origin (the “Committee”) is scheduled to meet for the first time on Thursday 7 October. The joint EU/UK Committee was established by the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) with the role of monitoring and reviewing the consistency in implementation of the TCA Rules of Origin across the EU and the UK as well as related enforcement, and to provide a joint forum for discussing…

The Regulation on the Amendment of the Customs Regulation On September 24, 2021 Turkish Ministry of Trade amended the Customs Regulation (“Regulation”). The amendments to the Regulation introduced a simplified procedure of “permitted consignor authorization” for transit regimes and clarified the scope of the crimes relevant persons must not have a final conviction of to open a temporary storage site or a bonded warehouse. The Ministry of Trade also regulated the transition process regarding permitted…

Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog published “United States: US Customs and Border Protection issues FAQs on Forced Labor Reiterating Commitment to Enforcement and Encouraging Companies to Implement Compliance Programs,” which can be viewed here.

On 25 August 2021 the EU Commission published guidance on the transitional rules of origin in the pan-Euro-Mediterranean area (the “Transitional Rules”). The EU is currently amending 21 origin protocols within the pan-Euro-Mediterranean (“PEM”) area by implementing an alternative set of rules of origin which will apply alongside the rules of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin (the “PEM Convention”). The amendments will apply on a bilateral basis pending the adoption of…

Baker McKenzie’s Global Supply Chain Compliance Blog published “US Customs and Border Protection Issues FAQs on Forced Labor Reiterating Commitment to Enforcement and Encouraging Companies to Implement Compliance Programs,” which can be viewed here.