21st July 2015
Negotiators from 54 WTO members edged close to agreement on Saturday 18 July on an accord which would expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and eliminate tariffs on an additional list of roughly 200 products valued at about $1 trillion in annual trade. (more…)
21st July 2015
Slides from the FTA stakeholder update meeting in BIS at 14:30-17:30 on 14 July are now available. (more…)
20th July 2015
The final date of operation of the Tariff Classification helpline will be Friday 28 August 2015. HMRC will continue to provide advice for those customers who need extra help when classifying goods for import or export purposes. However, from 1 September 2015 the telephone helpline will be replaced by an email enquiry service. (more…)
9th June 2015
(15) 05 New arrangements for the presentation of Import entries subject to Trading Standards controlsThe purpose of this CIP is to confirm the new arrangements for entries subject to Trading Standards controls that will apply from 23 February 2015.
3rd January 2015
(15) 01 Tariff Preference-Reinstatement of Kenya to the Market Access ArrangementThe Generalised Scheme of Preference (GSP) will continue to apply to Kenya under Delegated Regulation 1016/2014 with currently no specified end date.A valid GSP Form A (or invoice declaration subject to value threshold) should be used for claims to preference under the GSP arrangements.
1st January 2015
Joint Customs Consultative CommitteeThe JCCC (Joint Customs Consultative Committee) was established in 1969 to provide a forum to exchange views and discuss proposed changes to Customs procedures and documentation relating to the entry and clearance of goods. It also gives the opportunity for HM Revenue & Customs to consider representations from the 20 member organisations representing major business sectors.A number of smaller specialist sub-groups are used to discuss in-depth technical issues. These are convened as required and disbanded once their purpose is achieved.There are four scheduled meetings of the JCCC each year, chaired by the Head of Customs and International Trade. JCCC members are kept up to date with developments by the issuing of the minutes of these meetings and of occasional Information Papers.ACITA is an active member of the JCCC. and is represented by its Director General.
14th December 2014
CIPs issued in 2014 are listed below, latest first. To view a CIP search for the topic then click on the title to view. Earlier CIPs are available on the HMRC Website (more…)
14th November 2014
The Tariff Classification Helpline will close while a consultation takes place. (more…)