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The European Court of Justice (the “Court”) released its judgement on 8 March 2022 in relation to Case C-213/19 (Commission v United Kingdom), concerning the UK’s undervaluing of imports of textiles and footwear from China and associated failure to fulfil obligations regarding customs control and the recovery of EU own resources, through failing to adopt measures necessary to combat fraud. The full decision can be accessed here. Through this judgement, the Grand Chamber of the…

On 26 February 2022, the Turkish Ministry of Trade introduced the following changes regarding the control and inspection of certain imported goods, which are effective immediately: Medicinal products for human use and intermediates used only for human health, pharmaceutical products to facilitate treatment and protect health (except those that need special permission, products within the scope of the Medical Device Regulation and those that will be used for analysis in laboratories or for drug research)…

Baker McKenzie’s Global Compliance News Blog published “Venezuela: Exemptions from the payment of the Value Added Tax, Custom Duties and Customs Service Fee for several categories of goods and economic sectors extended” which can be viewed here.

Turkish Ministry of Trade amended Customs Regulation On 30 December 2021, certain amendments to the Turkish Customs Regulation became effective. The amendments cover (i) laboratory analysis of goods prior to customs procedures, (ii) receipt of returned goods previously exported and (iii) the temporary importation of commercial air vehicle engines. The Regulation containing the amendments is available here (in Turkish). Pursuant to the amendments, it will now be possible to created temporary storage entry records for goods arriving…

Baker McKenzie’s Insight+ Blog published published “Venezuela: Exemptions from the payment of the Value Added Tax, Custom Duties and Customs Service Fee for several categories of goods and economic sectors extended” which can be viewed here

Recently, the European Commission launched a survey on the overhaul of EU rules governing e-commerce transactions from third countries from a customs and taxation perspective. The survey address issues related to both customs, VAT and excise duties. The survey states that whilst digitalisation of the economy and the increasing role of e-commerce offers a great potential for consumers and traders, it also present challenges. In addition, COVID-19 has increased the level of e-commerce import volumes…