Health and safety in food transportation is one of the strictest areas of customs compliance. But how does this apply to the humble peanut, and what’s changed recently? Find out in this article.
Origin statements are essential when importing and exporting goods. But when, where, and why should you include them? Senior Consultant of Customs and Trade Rene Rothheudt explains in this article.
Alternative rules for origin for Pan-Euro-Mediterranean (PEM) trade are in effect pending the creation of a single treaty. Find out more about these transitional regulations in this article.
Saving money with preferential duty is a win for your margins, but did you know that not all origin statements are equal? Senior Customs Consultant Nicola Haynes advises on your risks in this article.
The label says Made in China, so determining the origin for customs purposes is easy, right? Wrong! Determining the origin of your goods is much more complicated than you might think. It is also essential, as the origin of your goods can affect the duty amount you have to pay or even whether you are allowed to export or import your goods.
Until now, Dutch companies have requested Certificates of Origin and EUR.1 Certificates from the Dutch Chamber of Commerce via regular mail. As of April 5 2021, the Chamber of Commerce will only accept digital requests.
Some companies have been importing goods from outside the European Union for a long time. For others, this is a new process since the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.
On January 1st 2021 the new free trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom will go into effect. This will mean changes in how goods can be imported into the United Kingdom from the European Union and vice versa. The changes outlined below pertain to the import of goods using preferential rates.
A Certificate of Origin is a certified document that states what the country of origin is of a specific product. As the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) states, ‘it declares the ‘nationality’ of your product. Certificates of Origin are one-time documents that accompany your shipments.