EU proposes single customs window to revitalize customs procedures

EU proposes single customs window to revitalize customs procedures There are many European projects to simplify trade between countries, one of them is the single window for customs.   In 2015, the project to create a single window for customs was launched with nine EU member states and met with great success. The EU therefore […]

Reduction of post Brexit customs controls

Reduction of post Brexit customs controls The EU is proposing to ease customs controls on certain products to reduce tensions in Northern Ireland. The measure would reduce controls by about 80% and customs formalities by 50%.   Northern Ireland has always been a thorny issue for London and Brussels. The British government is fuming and […]

The TIR convention is being modernized

The TIR convention is being modernized If there was an intriguing inscription to talk about on the trucks we overtake, it is this blue rectangle where it is written “TIR”. What does it mean, and why do only some of them have it?   This plate applied on a truck means that the goods are […]

The modernization of the PAN-EURO-MED agreement

The modernization of the PAN-EURO-MED agreement In 2019, the modernization of the 2013 MEP agreement has been decided and is not unanimously supported. However, the pandemic has demonstrated the need to accelerate this modernization process to meet the challenges of the third decade of the 21st century.   Context   The new rules of origin […]

AEO status and its importance for world trade

AEO status and its importance for world trade To simplify and secure your international trade, obtaining the status of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) has become almost essential. This label of confidence in the European customs system is recognized on the international scene. Holding AEO status means benefiting from facilities in terms of customs procedures or […]

Cancellation of the Morocco-EU agreements

Cancellation of the Morocco-EU agreements The court of the European Union has rendered its decision in the context of the appeals for annulment brought by the Polisario Front against the Morocco-EU trade agreements. It is possible to know more by reading the press release nr 166/21 of the court of the EU, but concretely, what […]

Made in France, preferred origin: we explain everything

Made in France, preferred origin: we explain everything It is very likely that when you are shopping and you have the choice between two similar products, you will check the price, the characteristics and finally the origin of the product. And let’s face it, if two products are worth about the same price and have […]

Tariff profiles around the world: the latest version of the WCO

Tariff profiles around the world: the latest version of the WCO In this article we will present the different sources of detailed information that provide more information on the tariffs applied by over 170 economies.   The World Tariff Profiles are a joint WTO, ITC and UNCTAD source on market access for products. This annual […]

The EU proposes a carbon tax at borders, a world first

The EU proposes a carbon tax at borders, a world first A new EU proposal could well change the way companies source certain resources.   The reasons   This border tax should be introduced gradually from 2026, and would concern imports of steel, aluminum, cement, fertilizers and electricity with high carbon emissions. The aim is […]

The WCO develops the TENTACLE project

The WCO develops the TENTACLE project The TENTACLE Project, led by the WCO Secretariat, aims to mobilize Customs, Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and law enforcement agencies in the fight against money laundering schemes and terrorist financing.   The starting point   Money laundering and terrorist financing are a threat to global security. The International Monetary […]