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New common rules for exports

After about 9 months since the adoption of the new common rules for imports (read our article), with the Council Regulation (EC) N° 1061/2009 of 19 October 2009, the Council issues a new discipline (codified version) of the common rules for export, that replaces the Council Regulation (EEC) n. 2603/69 of 20 December 1969. Such Regulation has been substantially amended several times. For that reason, in the interests of clarity and rationality, the Council has deemed opportune to introduce a new, updated, regulation.

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The European Commission adopts the annual update of the CN

In the Official Journal of the European Union L287 of 31 October 2009 is published the Commission Regolation (EC) N° 948/2009 of 30 September 2009, amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff.

The EC Regulation N° 2658/87, adopted since 1° January 1988, establishes the Combined Nomenclature (CN), i.e. the tariff and statistical nomenclature of the Customs Union, based on the 6-digit code of the Harmonized System (HS) of classification of goods administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO), which is expanded to 8 digits.

The Combined Nomenclature is periodically amended by the European Commission, that adopts each year (usually within October) a specific Regulation updating the classification headings of goods contained in the Common Customs Tariff and the relevant duty rates (which are listed in the Annex I of the Regulation N° 2658/87).

The latest update of the CN has been released with the above Regulation,which is applicable starting from 1° January 2010.

Export of certain waste to non-OECD countries: new amendments to the Regulation n. 1418/2007

The EC Commission Regulation N° 967/2009 of 15 October 2009 amends the EC Regulation N° 1418/2007 concerning the export for recovery of certain waste to those countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply.

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Italian rules on compulsory origin marking "freezed"

After a long and hard debate characterized by conflictual positions among companies, trade and professional associations and the Italian government, the new law decree N° 135 of 25 September 2009, published in the Official Journal of 25 September 2009, has finally been adopted. The new decree has repealed the much contested paragraph 4 of the article 17, law 23 July 2009, N° 99, which introduced since 15 August 2009 an obligation for companies to indicate the exact place where goods are manufactured, on all products or goods not originating from Italy and bearing a “trademark of Italian company”.


Combined Nomenclature: new classification code for some kind of sandals

The Commission Regulation (EC) N. 872/2009 of 18 September 2009, concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature (CN), introduces some amendments to the Council Regulation (EEC) n. 2658/87 of 23 July 1987, on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff. Such amendments apply in particular to a particular kind of 'thong' sandal with with outer soles of plastics, which are described in the annex to the Regulation, column n° 1.

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