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Egypt: Introduction of ACI (CargoX, Nafeza) for air freight as of 01st Oct. 2022

The Egyptian government has announced that from 01st  October 2022 all deliveries by air freight to Egypt must also be handled via the ACI system (CargoX on the exporter side, Nafeza on the importer side). The system has already been mandatory for deliveries by sea freight since 01st October 2021. Within the framework of ACI, [...]

Egypt: Introduction of ACI (CargoX, Nafeza) for air freight as of 01st Oct. 2022 2022-05-11T15:44:00+00:00

Innovations for sole representatives

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) points out that the adaptation of Annex VI also leads to new information requirements for so-called "only representatives" under REACH. Regarding REACH-IT, ECHA provides information for companies on this. The information requirements refer to the manufacturer ("non-EU manufacturer"). Source: DIHK-Germany Further information

Innovations for sole representatives 2022-05-02T15:17:21+00:00

Ecodesign Regulation: EU Commission proposes consultation

The European Commission has opened a consultation on its proposed Ecodesign Regulation on 30 March. This regulation - as part of the so-called Sustainable Product Initiative - would allow for extensive sustainability specifications and information requirements for various products. Companies can participate until 8 June. The next step is for the Council and the EU [...]

Ecodesign Regulation: EU Commission proposes consultation 2022-04-25T15:26:07+00:00

Carnet ATA changes VIETNAM

From 1 May 2022, Vietnam will introduce the Carnet ATA system and start Carnet operations. The scope of application includes goods used at exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences, or similar events. (Source: DIHK) You can find more information on the website of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria (German language only): [...]

Carnet ATA changes VIETNAM 2022-04-14T16:38:31+00:00

Egypt: LC/-requirement from an equivalent of 5,000 USD

According to a binding decision by the Egyptian cabinet, Egypt will only accept letters of credit (LCs) for several goods when conducting import transactions. This decision is aimed at increasing the quality of goods imported from abroad, as well as ensuring the management of the foreign trade system and the protection of local industry. Now [...]

Egypt: LC/-requirement from an equivalent of 5,000 USD 2022-03-30T09:58:32+00:00

New US controls on cybersecurity goods since 7th March 2022

Cybersecurity goods are technologies that enable secret eavesdropping or unauthorised reading. The regulation of new controls for cybersecurity goods could enter into force after the expiry of the objection period on 7 March 2022. This was already included in the Interim Rule of 21st Oct. 2021 for reasons of national security (NS) and counter-terrorism (AT). [...]

New US controls on cybersecurity goods since 7th March 2022 2022-03-24T13:23:34+00:00

Prohibition of technology transfer to Russia

Regulation (EU) No 2022/328 of 25 February 2022 published. Article 2 contains an unrestricted export ban on dual-use items, irrespective of the recipient, end-user or intended use, as well as a general prohibition on the provision of technical assistance, brokering services or other services, and on the provision of financing or financial assistance in connection [...]

Prohibition of technology transfer to Russia 2022-03-10T19:07:24+00:00

EU sues against Russian export restrictions on timber

The European Union (EU) requested consultations with Russia at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 20 January regarding Russian export restrictions on timber products. The export restrictions consist of a significant increase in export duties applicable to certain timber products and a drastic reduction in the number of border crossing points through which exports of [...]

EU sues against Russian export restrictions on timber 2022-02-05T19:05:20+00:00

1 January 2022 – Transfer of organic import control from customs to the (Bundes-) Länder in Germany

New import procedure for organic products in Germany Customs will no longer process organic certificates of inspection (COI) in the future. As of 1 January 2022, the new Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will apply. In addition, further EU legislation will come into force. Organic import controls will thus be transferred from customs to the organic [...]

1 January 2022 – Transfer of organic import control from customs to the (Bundes-) Länder in Germany 2022-01-07T11:51:27+00:00

New requirements for hauliers and freight forwarders transporting goods into and through the UK from 1 January 2022

the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) The Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) is an IT platform (Register for the goods vehicle movement service - GOV.UK ) operated by the UK government for the purpose of transporting goods into or exporting goods from the UK. Any carrier (transporter, freight forwarder, etc.) entering the UK via a [...]

New requirements for hauliers and freight forwarders transporting goods into and through the UK from 1 January 2022 2022-01-07T11:09:33+00:00