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U.S. proposal to raise the "Harbor Maintenance Fee"

The recently introduced bill (HR 2355) on "Making Opportunities Via Efficient and More Effective National Transportation", also known as “Movement Act” (2009), that is pending at present before the U.S. Congress, proposes to raise the Harbor Maintenance Fee (HMF) from 0.125% to 0.4375%. 

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List of customs offices empowered to handle formalities for the export of cultural goods published

Article 5 of the Council Regulation (EC) N. 116/2009 of 18 December 2008, approving the codified version of the regulation on export of cultural goods with effect 2 March 2009 (see our article), foresees, in the same way of art. 5 of Council Reg. (EEC) n. 3911/92 of 9 December 1992, now repealed, that member States may restrict the number of customs offices empowered to handle formalities for the export of cultural goods. In doing so, member States must inform the Commission of the competent customs offices. 

With the Communication 2009/C 134/05, the European Commission publishes now the list of the above offices. Concerning Italy, all the customs offices without exceptions are empowered to handle formalities concerning the export of cultural goods.

From the DG TAXUD an e-learning course on the "EORI"

From the next 1st July the new registration system of those performing customs operations at Community level named “EORI” (Economic Operator Registration and Identification), will enter into force. Such a system, (see our article), allows operators to use a single identification code in their dealing with all the EU customs authorities.

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Security data from 1st July 2009, information sheet of the "TAXUD"

The General Directorate "TAXUD" (Taxation and Customs Union) of the European Commission has published an information sheet with a recap of all the main news concerning the security data to be transmitted to the customs authorities from the next 1st July 2009 (this will be an option until to the 31 December 2010), before that goods arrive or leave from the Community customs territory.


Cable seals, television cameras for underwater operations and elements for plasma monitors : new classification rules in the CN

With 3 Community Regulations (n. 475/2009, n. 476/2009 and n. 477/2009, all adopted on 5 June 2009), the European Commission establishes new rules concerning the classification of certain goods in the combined nomenclature.

Article 9, par. 1, point a) of the Council Regulation (EEC) n. 2658/87 del of 23 July 1987 (on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff), that contains the general rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature (CN), attributes to the European Commission, in accordance with the Customs Code Committee procedure (Tariff and Statistic nomenclature Section), the possibility to adopt some measures regarding the classification of goods with the aim of ensuring the uniform application of the CN, which is enclosed to this Regulation. Those rules apply also to any other nomenclature which is wholly or partly based on it or which adds any additional subdivision to it and which is established by specific Community provisions, with a view to the application of tariff and other measures relating to trade in goods.

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