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New Customs Code from 1st May 2016

23rd March 2016

A useful reminder for Importers and Exporters that the Union Customs Code ( Regulation NO 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council) will be applied from 1st May 2016.

It sets down, at high level,the procedures and rules relating to importing, exporting, and the storing or processing of goods prior to payment of customs charges. It includes rules regarding the customs value, origin and trade guarantees for payment of charges, how the member states deal with applications for decisions (including the time limits) and communicate with each other or trade.

The UCC also replaces the existing customs rules.

For further information see http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/customs-information-paper-39-2015-implementation-of-the-union-customs-code/customs-information-paper-39-2015-implementation-of-the-union-customs-code#annexa