Professional Legislative Monitoring - WEEK 25

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Important legislative updates in the field of Customs, Trade Agreements and Export Controls for the EU, UK and the US from 15 - 21 June 2020.


  1. Presentation from DG TAXUD: Access of the UK to EU Customs IT systems after 2021

  2. EU: Up to 70% more ADD duty for certain glass fibre

  3. Welded tubes and pipes of iron or non-alloy steel, originating in Belarus and Russia (anti-dumping duty 2406)

  4. Latest ADD-CVD measures (investigations, determinations etc - complete list of all 2020 products ans initiatives)

  5. U.S. customs classification of cordierite pizza stones and women’s and girls’ plastic slip-on shoes

  6. More Money Please! US increases fines for violations!

  7. Community and Common Transit UK offices list

  8. DG TAXUD posts that EU exports to ESA must use the REX system from 1 September 2020

  9. Initiation of ADD-CVD Investigations: Lawn Mowers and Parts Thereof

  10. German Court asks EU court for interpretation on specific case under the CCC

  11. Irish Revenue updated End-Use Customs Special Procedure Guide

  12. EU updates the Organic Product Import Regulation to account for changes for many countries

  13. US Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation

  14. Latest US FDA Import Alerts Updates

  15. Regulation change on requirements for animal by-products returning to the EU following the refusal of entry by a third country

  16. CBP Issues Detention Order on Hair Products Manufactured with Forced Labor in China

  17. CBP Blocks Counterfeit Solar Panels from Turkey

  18. U.S. ADD-CVD cases this week - So many products, so many countries

  19. EU-UK talks: MEPs display unwavering support for the EU position

  20. Commentary: Just in case you didn't get it yet: NO EU-UK DEAL without a Level-Playing Field and Fisheries

  21. New Case Study for self-study: "Find Europe's C-TPAT"

  22. US: Guidance on more China Exemptions


  1. Expert Briefings: USMCA. All-In-One Information for a smooth start on 1 July 2020

  2. Small businesses exporting outside the EU employ over 13 million people

  3. "Let's go beyond the CPTPP" - UK tells NZ as they launch trade deal talks. AU and CPTPP are next!

  4. Will you to contribute to the EU’s sweeping Global Trade Policy Review? Answer these 12 questions

  5. Coronavirus: European Commission backs international initiative to facilitate trade in healthcare products

  6. Trade Barriers Report: EU continues to open up markets outside Europe in the midst of rising protectionism


  1. Updated: Read Draft Discussion Paper "The Border with the European Union Importing and Exporting Goods" and access infographic on how will the "Three Stage Border" work

  2. Post EU Exit Presentation: Practical Steps that UK and EU businesses can take now

  3. New Rounds of Brexit negotiations announced


  1. The US changes Huawei Export Restrictions

  2. EU Sanctions: Guidance on Asset Freezing + Technical Explainer Briefing

  3. 10 Iranians blocked under OFAC Sanctions Actions

  4. Almost 40 new Syrians are sanctioned! Make sure you know who not to engage with!

  5. Founder and CEO of Iranian Financial Services Firm Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Violate U.S. Sanctions

  6. UK financial sanctions guidance – especially for Russia, from 2021

  7. New, targeted Chinese sanctions as Uighur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 is signed into law

  8. Addition of Certain Rigid-Walled, Single-Use Cultivation Chambers and Precursor Chemicals to the Commerce Control List

  9. EU Council Decision of 16 June 2020 Amends Decision on the Promotion of Effective Arms Export Controls

  10. EU Council Renews Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions for 1 Year

  11. EU correct May ISIL and Al-Qaida entry - changes name

  12. 10 entries in EU Sanctions List updated, including University

  13. EU extends sanctions against Russia for the illegal annexation of Crimea by one year

  14. Request for a preliminary ruling Germany on US sanction and EU sanctions law against Bank Melli Iran and Telekom

  15. The US monitors End-Use of Defense Articles that may fall into wrong hands due to acquisition

  16. BIS to begin asking 100.000 exporters for export transaction information involving a reportable boycott request?

  17. G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Hong Kong

  18. U.S. North Korea Sanctions Extended for a Year

  19. Australia Defence Export Controls updates DEC01 form

  20. Nigerian Names Listed by OFAC! Check them out and avoid business dealings

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