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Spain: more financial autonomy for the Port Authorities

While Italy continues to discuss on how to grant greater financial authonomy to the Port Authorities, the Spanish government publishes in the Boletin Oficial del Estado (Official Journal) the new “Ley de Puertos” on the economic regime and services rendered in the Ports of general interest.

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Conference on International Trade, Education and Marketing

CITEM - On December, in Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic), the first Conference on International Trade, Education and Marketing. Studio Desiderio is among the supporters of the event.

USA: a step back on the "first sale rule"

In a recent letter addressed to the US transportation and importing community, the Commissioner of US Customs Alan Bersin announced that his administration is working on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will be published in the next days on the Federal Register, that will formally withdraw the 2008 CBP proposal to abolish the first sale rule (read our article). Indeed, such mechanism has proved to be highly beneficial for US importers, allowing them to obtain substancial duty savings.

Accordingly, the first sale rule will definitively remain in place in the US.

We are now awaiting to see what will be the future of this rule in the European Union. At the moment, the last consolidated draft of the Implementing Provisions to the new Modernized Community Customs Code (not yet adopted), proposes its abilition, but the EU Commission has accepted to rediscuss this topic early this Fall, analizing it and evaluating its impact on the EU trading community with more attention.

US Senate proposes to pospone the entry into force of the 100% container scanning rule

Earlier this week, a new bill proposed to the US Senate aims to postpone to 2015 the entry into force of the contested law on the mandatory scanning of containerized imports destined to the US territory. The motivation of this proposal is to give more time to the ports outside the US for adopting adequate X-ray or other non-intrusive detection technologies for the examination of containers outbound.

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Available a new version of the Transit Manual

On the EU Commission website  is avalable an updated version of the Transit Manual (published for the first time in 2004 by the TAXUD General Directorate). The guide - for the moment only in English - will be soonly available also in the other languages of the European Union. Its primary aim is to describe how the transit procedure works and what is the role played by the various participants. Last, but not least, this guide is also a tool to better ensure a harmonized application of the transit regulations at EU level.

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