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Official Journal Summary

19 March 2019

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/417 of 8 November 2018 laying down guidelines for the management of the European Union Rapid Information System ‘RAPEX’ established under Article 12 of Direc...Read More

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Trade Remedy Issues to Note for Businesses Ahead of Brexit

19 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate of the UK (“TRID”) announced that it will investigate if new anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy measures are needed in order to cou...Read More

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UK Launches New Trade Remedies System

15 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the UK announced the establishment of its new trade remedies system with the objective of protecting UK domestic businesses and industry against injury caused by unfair trading practi...Read More

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United Kingdom Adopts Temporarily Applicable Policy on Trade Tariffs

14 March 2019

On 13 March 2019 – following a firm rejection, for the second time, of the EU Withdrawal Agreement by the UK parliament on the previous day – the UK government adopted a policy, set out in the Tax Inf...Read More

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Official Journal Summary

12 March 2019

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/368 of 4 March 2019 repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) No 444/2013 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature....Read More

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EU Regulation Published Harmonising Format for Registering and Reporting of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

12 March 2019

On 12 March 2019, Commission Implementing Regulation 2019/290, which establishes the format for registration and reporting of producers of electrical and electronic equipment in the EU Member States, ...Read More

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UK Bicycle Producers Set to Lose Current EU Protection Against Dumped Imports Originating in Mainland China

11 March 2019

On 6 March 2019, the UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, announced that UK bicycle producers would lose EU protection against imports of dumped products originating in mainland ...Read More

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EU Producers Prepare Anti-dumping Complaint Due to Increased Imports of Wind Towers from Mainland China

7 March 2019

On 4 March 2019, international media outlets reported on the potential anti-dumping investigation that wind tower exports from mainland China might be subjected to in the EU. The investigation would c...Read More

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Official Journal Summary

5 March 2019

Decision (EU) 2019/339 of the President of the European Commission of 21 February 2019 on the function and terms of reference of the hearing officer in certain trade proceedings....Read More

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Public Consultation Launched, Seeking Feedback, with a View to Evaluating EU Law on Food Contact Materials

5 March 2019

The Commission’s notice initiating the consultation notes that food contact materials (FCMs) are all materials that come into contact with food, including packaging, kitchenware and tableware, and the...Read More

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UK Preparing Independent System Ahead of Brexit, to Maintain Anti-dumping and Other Trade Remedy Measures

28 Feb 2019

On 25 February 2019, the International Trade Secretary of the UK published a notice setting out the information about the trade remedies that will continue, and those that will cease, to apply as the ...Read More

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Ban on Harmful Flame Retardant “DecaBDE”

27 Feb 2019

On 2 March 2019, a prohibition on the use of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether, more commonly referred to as decaBDE, will enter into effect. DecaBDE is a widely known and hazardous flame retardant used in a...Read More

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Official Journal Summary

26 Feb 2019

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/321 of 18 February 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature and repealing Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1232 (a...Read More

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Anti-dumping Actions

26 Feb 2019

On 21 February 2019, the Official Journal published a notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of certain woven and/or stitched glass fibre fabrics originating in mainland...Read More

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Sweden Investigates E-commerce Consumer Goods Including Toys and Jewellery

25 Feb 2019

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (SCA) has undertaken a first of its kind investigation into electronic products, toys and jewellery sold via e-commerce marketplaces. It announced that its report of Decem...Read More

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European Commission Implements Action Plan for No-deal Scenario in Framework of Brexit

21 Feb 2019

On 18 February 2019, the European Commission announced its continued rolling out of a plan that has the intent of preparing businesses in the area of customs and indirect taxation such as Value Added ...Read More

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Official Journal Summary

19 Feb 2019

Notice of initiation of an anti-dumping proceeding concerning imports of steel road wheels originating in the People's Republic of China....Read More

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Anti-dumping Actions

19 Feb 2019

Road wheels of steel, whether or not with their accessories and whether or not fitted with tyres, currently falling under CN codes ex 8708 70 99 and ex 8716 90 90 (TARIC codes 8708 70 99 20, 8708 70 9...Read More

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Online Platforms to Become More Regulated Under Newly Agreed P2B Rules

19 Feb 2019

On 13 February 2019, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal to finalize the legal text of the platform-to-business (P2B) Regula...Read More

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ECHA Urged to Follow Through with Database of Products Containing Hazardous Substances

18 Feb 2019

By 5 January 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is mandated to establish a database of articles that contain so-called Candidate List substances and make this information available to waste tr...Read More

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