The consequences of Brexit for UK automotive manufacturers concerning type-approvals
The Commission published a notice for stakeholders concerning the Brexit consequences for manufacturers of motor vehicles and their trailers and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles. The notice refers to the application of Directive 2007/46/EC, which…
Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)
On September 27th, 2017, Commission adopted Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/148 amending Annexes II, III and IV to Regulation (EU) N. 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences.
Impact of Brexit on customs formalities, indirect taxation and excises
On 30 January, the Commission published a notice about the consequences of Brexit on customs formalities, indirect taxation and excises. It confirms that, unless there is a transition period stating otherwise, from 30 of March 2019 onwards, goods imported from the UK into the EU and vice-versa, as…
Brexit: the EU agrees to negotiate a transition period until 31 December 2020
On 29 January, the Council of the EU adopted the EU mandate to negotiate the transition period with the UK, which would end on 31 December 2020. During this period, the UK would be bound to the obligations of the 70 EU FTAs, but the application of the benefits of these FTAs to the UK would depend…
Brexit transitional period: challenges and solutions ahead
In December 2017, the European Council determined that sufficient progress has been made on the 1st phase of the Brexit negotiations and that talks could move to the 2nd phase, which includes a transitional period and the framework of the future trade and customs relationship.