(16) 38 CCG2 and JCL forms are now available

The UCC has introduced a mandatory guarantee requirement for a number of different customs authorisations and approvals. According to CIP 38 The CCG2 and JCL forms are now available on GOV.UK (more…)

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(16) 37 IP Completion notes

Error codes are being received when declarations are being made to the special procedures Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs) for IP authorisation by customs declaration. (more…)

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Prior Surveillance import licensing regime

Commission implementing Regulation 2016/670 (Official Journal L115 published on 29 April 2016) introduced a “Prior Surveillance” import licensing regime to monitor imports of ironand steel products into the European Union. (more…)

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(16) 36 IP Authorisation by declaration

CIP 36 gives guidance which should assist with queries arising from using the authorisation by declaration procedure (previously known as simplified authorisations). (more…)

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(16) 35 Special Procedure CPCs – Error Codes

HMRC are aware of error codes being received when declarations are being made to special procedures customs procedure codes (CPCs). (more…)

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(16) 34 Valuation under UCC Sales, Royalties & License Fees

CIP 34 covers the formal arrangements of the withdrawal of the ‘earlier sale’ facility currently detailed in Article 147 of Commission Regulation (EEC) 2454/93 and replaced by Article 128 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 (UCC). (more…)

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(16) 33 CFSP SFD C21 Amendments or Cancellations

CIP 33 details which type of amendments to SFDs/C21s are required to be notified to HMRC, and which amendments to SFD/C21 should be noted in the CFSP authorised operator’s own records. (more…)

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9 June stakeholder forum Postponed

Invitations for the testing workshop, on 25 May have been issued and the following stakeholder forum will now be held on 12 July 2016 (more…)

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(16) 32 ToR Consignments – UK Clearance, Approved Depositories and Transit to EU

At the November 2014 meeting the European Commission instructed all the Member States Customs Authorities to strictly implement Article 123 of EC Regulation 1186/2009 from that date onwards. (more…)

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Rules of origin for products not wholly obtained in the country of origin

UCC legislation contains some rules of origin for those products that are not wholly obtained in the country of origin. This update includes links to the legislation.These rules relate to list of substantial processing or working operations conferring non-preferential and a the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order that the product manufactured can obtain originating status in relation to preferential measures adopted unilaterally by the Union for certain countries or territories. The latter was not published in the outgoing customs code although it was referred to as being in Annex 15, so it is safe to say that the UCC does include more than rules of origin. The various rules of origin governing all the bilateral preference agreements the Union has signed with certain Third countries, all of which were published in the Official Journals and are available online, are not included in the UCC.As far as establishing origin (either non-preferential or preferential) is concerned, when importing into the EU  the rules referred to above and surrounding the arrangement under which import is to be carried out, (UCC or otherwise) that must be taken into consideration NOT rules that may be in force in a Third country that it may use for trade with other (non-EU) partners.The articles on non-preferential origin run from Article 60-61 to R.952/13 (UCC) with further detail contained in Articles 31 - 36 and Annex 22-01 to Commission Delegated Regulation 2015/2446 (UCCDR).Articles 57-59 and Annex 22-14 to Commission Implementing Regulation 2015/2447 (UCCIR) refer to the proof of non-pref origin.In short goods wholly obtained in a single country or territory shall be regarded as having their origin in that country or territory (Article 60(1) (UCC)). 'Wholly' obtained' is defined in Article 31 (UCCDR).Goods, the production of which involves more than one country or territory shall be deemed to originate in the country where they underwent their last, substantial, economically-justified processing or working, in  an undertaking equipped for that purpose, resulting in the manufacture of a new product or representing an important stage of manufacture (Art 60(2) (UCC)).  Arts 32-33 provide further specific detail here with the list rules for various products contained in Annex 22-14.It is these rules that need to be complied with when determining the non-pref origin of goods for the purposes of trade with EU.  Not rules that may be in place in Third countries for other purposes.  The following links may also be helpful. Please note that the legal references have yet to be updated so you may have to correlate between the CCC and the UCC.  Furthermore it is likely that links to EU legislation will take you to the original version, i.e.

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