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

    The customs aspects of the batteries/waste of batteries regulation

    The new regulation (batteries and waste of batteries) should be a good basis for the a new approach to customs; the key stones are: circular economy, trade compliance and sustainable development against environment destruction, deforestaion, climate crisis and pollution. Indeed, from a customs/customs compliance perspective, it is interesting to take into account that the protocol of origin of the free trade agreements (FTA) inked by the European Union usually lays down rules of origin which classify the waste/scramps (generated in the EU) as “originating material” of the European Union. Futhermore, the obligation to develop a reliable system of recycling of some materials contained by the batteries (cobaltum, lithium, nickel )…

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    Customs classification, circular economy and environmental goods

    The customs classification is one of the three pillars of the customs obligation. But it could play an interesting role in the enforcement of the European- and hopefully global- “green customs” Indeed, according to WCO (World Customs Organization – The fifth symposium in the WCO Symposia Series on “Visualising a greener HS to support environmentally sustainable trade”, supported by the European Union, was held on 23 January 2023) statements: sustainable goods to support a circular economy transition are increasing; the technology sector is a rapidly changing area, meaning that today’s environmentally preferable technology can quickly become obsolete and overtaken by newer and better technology; It is not possible to separately…