Export of Dual Use Items to UK EU Preparedness

Reasons for and objectives of the proposal The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, if the Withdrawal Agreement1 is not ratified, the Unions’ primary and secondary law will cease to apply […]

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Some Customs Control Issues

Infringing Goods Goods which infringe intellectual property may not be imported into the EU, released for free circulation, exported, re-exported or placed in a suspensive arrangement. An application can be made to the customs authority for the detection and destruction of goods infringing intellectual property.  The legislation applies to counterfeit and pirated goods, breaches of […]

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Controlled Imports

Various Controls The importation of some goods of certain goods is subject to prohibitions, restrictions or licensing. The reasons for the restrictions and prohibitions vary. Agricultural products The Common Agricultural Policy provides that most imports of agricultural products require a licence. The Department of Agriculture issues import licences.  Different sections of the Department deal with licences in […]

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EU Market Surveillance

EU Market Surveillance (Non-Food) Market surveillance is designed to ensure that non-food products on the EU market do not endanger European consumers and workers. It seeks to ensure the protection of other public interests such as the environment, security and fairness in trade. It includes actions such as product withdrawals, recalls and the application of […]

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Controlled Exports

Quotas The EU applies tariffs and quotas on certain products originating outside the EU.  The Schedule of Customs Duties indicate the quotas and eligibility for preferential tariff for the relevant goods. There are annual limits on the amounts that may be imported or may be imported at preferential rates (either reduced or zero). They apply […]

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EU Sanctions

Article 29 Treaty on European Union Article 29 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) allows the Council of the EU to adopt sanctions against governments of non-EU countries, non-state entities and individuals (such as terrorists) to bring about a change in their policy or activity. Under Article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning […]

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Firearm Pass UK No Deal Notes

Before 29 March 2019 (postponed to 31 January 2020 with an effective exit date on 31 December 2020) The European Firearms Pass (EFP) is a form of passport for firearms and is designed for use by those who are travelling with their firearms between EU countries. EFPs are issued by the EU country in which a firearm owner is resident. You do not need an EFP if you are travelling within […]

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Textile Labelling

Guidance Textile labelling after Brexit Advice for manufacturers and retailers on textile labelling if there’s a no-deal Brexit. Published 14 August 2019 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Contents Stay up to date Labelling requirements Responsibility for labelling Applying for a new textile name or manufacturing tolerance Stay up to date The UK […]

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EU Withdrawal Note IP Customs Enforcement

NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that, unless a ratified […]

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EU Withdrawal Note Import/ Export Licences

Brussels, 25 January 2018 NOTICE TO STAKEHOLDERS WITHDRAWAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EU RULES IN THE FIELD OF IMPORT/EXPORT LICENCES FOR CERTAIN GOODS The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This means that […]

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