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Open letter to the WCO Secretary General, ICC Secretary General advocated for payment and debt relief on ATA Carnets

In an open letter to the WCO Secretary General, ICC Secretary General John W. H. Denton AO advocated for payment and debt relief on ATA Carnets issued in Ukraine given the special circumstances. Due to the ongoing war, Ukrainian ATA Carnet users and the guaranteeing chain are starkly impeded in the collection and submission of [...]

Open letter to the WCO Secretary General, ICC Secretary General advocated for payment and debt relief on ATA Carnets 2022-06-20T18:39:39+00:00

Anti-dumping investigation on imports of various stainless steel pipe fittings, pipe caps and pipe unions from Malaysia originating in China dated June 7, 2022

The EU Commission initiated an anti-circumvention investigation on June 7, 2022 (Official Journal No. L 155, June 8, 2022) by means of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/894. The investigation concerns the alleged circumvention of the anti-dumping measures imposed by the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/141 on imports of certain tube or pipe fittings, of stainless steel, of [...]

Anti-dumping investigation on imports of various stainless steel pipe fittings, pipe caps and pipe unions from Malaysia originating in China dated June 7, 2022 2022-06-10T10:46:37+00:00

Russia sanctions and Belarus – EU imposed 6th package

On 03.06.2022 the 6th sanctions package of the EU against Russia and Belarus was published with immediate effect. In particular, the import of Russian crude oil by sea is banned - deliveries via pipelines are subject to exemptions. In addition, an export ban has been imposed on further high-tech products to strengthen Russia's defense and [...]

Russia sanctions and Belarus – EU imposed 6th package 2022-06-08T16:50:15+00:00

Russia: Removal from the scope of general export authorizations

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/699 of 3rd May 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2021/821 removed Russia as a destination from the scope of the Union's general export authorizations. Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2021/821 contains eight Union general export authorizations for exports of certain items to certain destinations, subject to certain ancillary provisions and conditions. Previously, Russia [...]

Russia: Removal from the scope of general export authorizations 2022-05-25T11:25:58+00:00

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