On 25 October 2017, the Commission published a notice to economic operators informing them that they have until 12 December 2017 to object to new requests for duty suspensions (DS) or tariff quotas (TQs) that have been made in the context of the July 2018 round.

The formal proposals to update the DS and TQ Regulations for the January 2018 round were not yet available when this issue was prepared. These proposals will, as usual, be submitted to the Council for adoption by the end of 2017.