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  • compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement,  made in,  valore in dogana

    AEO e processi di controllo interni: considerazioni operative per una compliance condivisa ed effettiva

    L’AEO (operatore economico autorizzato o authorized economic operator) è l’unica autorizzazione, di natura esclusivamente unionale che modifica l’elemento soggettivo passivo dell’obbligazione doganale. Infatti rende affidabile il suo titolare. Attribuisce un carattere dell’operatore economico che consente il godimento di una serie di benefici. In linea con la normativa unionale e nazionale, l’AEO è un’autorizzazione basata: sul monitoraggio interno, costante e tracciato delle funzioni aziendali che afferiscono direttamente o indirettamente alle attività doganali dell’operatore economico; su un audit di natura complessiva e sviluppato rispetto alle peculiarità dimensionali del soggetto istante e del suo business aziendale che impatta sulla normativa doganale. In particolare, nell’allegato 2 degli orientamenti AEO a pagina 205 viene espressamente…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement,  valore in dogana

    EXIM manager, compliance doganale ed economia circolare: lo sviluppo del made in Italy

    I mercati internazionali costituiscono la prospettiva di sviluppo del nostro tessuto imprenditoriale e produttivo. Sono lo scenario dove il made in Italy, le aziende italiane possono incrementare il proprio valore e le capacità di resistere alla concorrenza di altri concorrenti; anche e soprattutto le PMI (piccole e medie imprese possono o meglio devono giocare un ruolo importante e visibile). A fronte di questo quadro generale, emerge l’importanza di figure professionali (dentro o al di fuori della struttura aziendale) capaci di individuare, sviluppare, mantenere e pianificare opportunità commerciali all’estero (sia in Unione europea sia al di fuori); costoro sono sicuramente gli export manager (EXIM manager) definiti come i manager capaci di…

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    CETA: another stop. The French Senate did not ratify CETA

    The free trade agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, which came into force provisionally in September 2017, aims to delete duties on approximately 99% of products produced between the two signatory customs territories. From EU side the CETA mus be rafied by:a) EU Parliament; b) the parliaments of all the member states. In this context, French Senate deleted in a  proposal of law the article which should allow the ratification of the mentioned agreement. According to the declaration, published in the official website, you find below the reason of this approach is that it is important to protect the EU farmers from other competitors (Canadians or South Americans for…

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    1° of May 2024 free trade agreement EU and New Zealand will enter into force

    After some negotiations round, 1° of May 2024 free trade agreement EU and New Zealand will enter into force. Mr. Todd McClay (Trade and Agriculture Minister of New Zealand) said: “..I am pleased to announce that today, in a small ceremony at the Beehive, New Zealand notified the European Union of our ratification of the New Zealand European Union Free Trade Agreement (NZ-EUFTA). This enables the agreement to come into force earlier than expected, from 1 May 2024,” . The European Council in its “Notice concerning the date of entry into force of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand” on 25.03.2024 declared that “…The Free…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  energie rinnovabili,  free trade agreement

    EU, critical raw materials and due diligence

      Why you should read about critical raw materials? These substances affect many and different indutries: renewable energies, electric vehicles, smartphones, ICT, fertilizers and other ones… On 18 March 2024 European Council adopted the proposal of the European critical raw material act which covers rare earths and materials with a high risk of risk disruption. It is in line, among others, with the European Green Deal strategy, the European Climate Law, Batteries Regulation and the 2022 Versailles Declaration. Essentially, the three pillars of this act are: a) diversify the critical raw materials supply in the perspective of the Europian autonomy b) promoting the circularity; c) develop reserch and innovation. At…

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    Published the European decision for the approval of the FTA with New Zealand. After the ratification of New Zealand, does a sustainable trade will take over?

    The decision of the European Council 2024/244 of 27 November 2023 on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand, lays down that “…Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand (‘the Agreement’) is hereby approved on behalf of the Union…”. This decision has been published on 28 February 2024. From the other side, it is interesing to undeline that New Zealand needs to pass implementing legislation in order to ratify the agreement.  In the official web site of the New Zealand Government it is declared: “…A significant milestone in ratifying the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA)…

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    1 gennaio 2024 abolizione dazi in Svizzera per prodotti industriali

    Si ricorda che dal 1 gennaio 2024 sono annullati tutti i dazi sui prodotti industriali importati in Svizzera. La TARES (Tariffa d’uso svizzera) è stata aggiornata come anche la legge sulla tariffa delle dogane  (LTD) n. 632.10 del 9 ottobre 1986 (Stato 1° gennaio 2022) il Allegato I (Tariffa generale: Tariffa doganale svizzera) alla nota n.35 si indica che “…Aggiornato dal…art. 1 dell’O del 15 feb. 2023, in vigore dal 1° gen. 2024 (RU 2023 86)…”. Ad ulteriore chiarimento si riporta il testo del seguente messaggio: “…Dipartimento federale delle finanze DFF- Ufficio federale della dogana e della sicurezza dei confini UDSC- Abolizione dei dazi doganali sui rodotti industriali dall’1.1.2024…” secondo…

  • circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  free trade agreement

    EU GSP scheme and sustainable development

    The European Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) is a framework of customs rules for which, the duties on some goods are removed if imported from vulnerable developping countries. This benefit requires that: To be eligible, the goods must comply with some additional rules: direct trasport, accounting segregation, rules of origin, statement of origin with the mention of rex (registered exporter) in the invoice or other document; It is based on the regulation 978/2012. It is interesting to add that in November 2023 the application of this GSP regulation was extended until December 2027, pending the approval of a reviewed GSP regulation by the European Parliament and the Council of the…

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    2024 a New Year of customs challenges

    The 2023 has been an year very rich in customs news which will impat on the custom operations and compliance. We would list the following topics already published in our website: CBAM carbon border adjustments mechanism for which it is required to: 1) take into account HS codes;2) supply chain management; 3) special regimes; 4) made in/non-preferential origin; 5) customs value; The European regulantion on f-gases import; The due diligence on some goods (cattle,cocoa,palm oil, rubber, soya, wood,coffee) with specific focus on “deforestation and forest degradation”; The ecodesign, recycle and second life for batteries manufactured and imported into the EU; The free trade agreement with the New Zealand; The free…

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    EAC, Kenya and EU: Economic Partnership Agreement with a specific focus on sustainable development

    On 8 December 2023, Eu Commission published the draft of the “Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Republic of Kenya, Member of the East African Community, of the other part” by means of the interinstitutional Files 2023/0337 (NLE) and 2023/0338 (NLE). This agreement will cover the following topics: (a) general provisions; (b) trade in goods; (c) fisheries; (d) agriculture; (e) economic and development cooperation; (f) institutional provisions; (g) dispute avoidance and settlement; (h) general exceptions; (i) general and final provisions; and (j) Annexes, Protocols and Joint Statements. Before going deeper with the short check of the available documents, it is useful to recall…