• compliance e AEO

    AEO: customs and businesses data monitoring, artificial intelligence and customs obligation.

      The AEO (authorized economic operator) is a customs authorization[1] able to qualify its ower as “reliable”. This is an “unicum” inside the group of customs decisions that can be granted: inwards processing relief, outward processing relief, customs warehouse, temporay admission, end use and free trade zone and the approved exporter  allow the economic operator either to exercise the right to apply for a special regime or to declare the preferential origin status in the statement of origin instead by means of EUR.1 certificate. In other words, except for the authorized economic operator, the authorizations impact only on the objective element of the customs obligation (it means: the customs debt).…

  • accise e imposte di consumo,  circular economy,  compliance e AEO

    Plastic tax in Italy: another postponement?

    According to press release n.54, Italian Government wants to postpone the entry into force of plastic tax and sugar tax to 1 July 2024. It is important, to check the legal provisions of the budget law for 2024. These taxes will be levied from: a) importer; b) purchaser (intraUE); c) producer. The commodity taxed is the plastic package except for the ones made up of recycled or bio-plastic. We’ll check and keep  you up-to-date.

  • accise e imposte di consumo,  circular economy,  energie rinnovabili

    Excises, environmental taxation, power generation

    The environmental taxation of electricity (power generation) and energy products has received another interesting contribution from the Court of Justice of the EU which, with its Section V in the judgment C-833/21 of 23 June 2023 stated that: “… national legislation providing for the taxation of coal used for the production of electricity satisfies the condition contained in that provision, according to which the tax must be introduced for reasons of environmental policy“, where there is a direct link between the use of the revenue of the taxation and its purpose or if such a tax, “…without pursuing a purely budgetary purpose, is designed, as regards its structure, in particular…

  • accise e imposte di consumo,  circular economy,  energie rinnovabili

    EU, efuels and excises: some reflections and proposal

    On 21 march 2023 Reuters reported: “…The European Commission has drafted a plan to allow sales of new cars with internal combustion engines after 2035 if they run only on climate neutral e-fuels, as it tries to resolve a spat with Germany over moves to phase out combustion engine cars. The draft proposal, seen by Reuters on Tuesday, suggests creating a new type of vehicle category in the European Union for cars that can only run on carbon neutral fuels….”. By waiting for the final regulation, it is interesting to think how the promotion of e-fuels can works with tax (excises) incentives. We studied how the production of efules can…

  • accise e imposte di consumo,  energie rinnovabili

    Over compensation and aid of State

    The State of aid measure has to cover only the proved costs. The measure: should establish in advance in an objective and trasparent way the parameters; has to require a proper account separation for the costs; should consider the difficulty in making the correct calculation lies not only in identifying true costs but also in taking into account the reaction of beneficiaries. The aid of State should be released for the services and business which are not provided or satisfactorily provided by the market. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out a market survey or analysis to establish what the market fails to supply or offer at the required level…

  • accise e imposte di consumo,  circular economy,  compliance e AEO,  energie rinnovabili

    Guidelines on State aid, hydrogen, synthetic fuels and biofuels

    The business relationships in the EU must be compliant with article 107 of Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union which lays down that: “….any aid granted by a Member State…in any form whatsoever which distorts or threatens to distort competition by favouring certain undertakings or the production of certain goods shall, in so far as it affects trade between Member States, be incompatible with the internal market…” and again “…(b) aid to promote the execution of an important project of common European interest or to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State; (c) aid to facilitate the development of certain economic activities or of…