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UK commences implementation process of free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand

Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom - June 8 2022 The UK government has introduced a bill to help bring into force the UK-Australia and the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements (“FTAs“). The bill is…

Johanna Asplund

EU: The European Commission has put forward a proposal granting temporary trade-liberalising measures in the context of the free-trade agreement already in place with Ukraine

European Union - June 4 2022 In 2014, Ukraine and the EU signed a free-trade agreement in the form of an Association Agreement that contains a Title IV which relates to trade and…

Sylvain Guelton

EU: ECJ rules on the correlation between EU customs duties, excise and import VAT in a smuggling case

European Union - May 19 2022 On 7 April 2022, the ECJ issued its decision in the case C‑489/20 (UB vs Kauno teritorinė muitinė). UB arranged the unlawful introduction of…

Yassine El Bojaddaini

EU: The European Commission aims to link the Generalised Scheme of Preference to its immigration policy

European Union, Russia - May 19 2022 On 21 September 2021, the European Commission published its proposal for a new EU scheme of generalised preferences, also called GSP…

Sylvain Guelton

EU: the Wise Persons Group appointed by Commissioner Gentiloni recommends important changes to revamp the EU customs union

European Union - May 4 2022 On 31st of March 2022, the Wise Persons on Challenges Facing the Customs Union (WPG) released its report on the future of the EU customs union. The…

Sylvain Guelton