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US Biodiesel: countervailing and anti-dumping duties extended also to Canada

On July 2009, Regulations (EC) No 598/2009 and 599/2009 were published in the Official Journal of the EU. Those acts have established, respectively, a definitive countervailing and a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of biodiesel originating from the USA (see our articolo), and collecting definitively the provisional duties established with Regulations (EC) n. 193/2009 and 194/2009.

With the implementing Regulations (EU) No 443/2011 and No 444/2011 of the Council, of 5 May 2011, said countervailing and anti-dumping duties are now been extended from the import of biodiesel in pure form to those in blend containing a percentage (in weight) equal or inferior to 20% of biodiesel originating from U.S.A. The same duties apply also to the biodiesel consigned from Canada, whether declared as originating in this Country or not, with the only exclusion of the biodiesel produced by the companies listed to the article 1 of both the Regulations and with the possibility to ask to the EU Commission a specific exemption from duties by those companies that have not circumvented the countervailing and anti-dumping measures established by the Regulations of 2009.


New Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature adopted

With the Communication (2011/C 137/01), the EU Commission has issued a new version of the explanatory notes to the Combined Nomenclature (CN). The CN is based on the Harmonized System (HS) of description and coding of goods (regulated by an International Convention concluded in Brussels on 14 June 1983), a numeric Code of 6 digits which represents the main system of classification of goods at global level, administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and available in the section "Public Documents" of our web site.

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Combined Nomenclature: new tariff subheading for aerosol devices

The Regulation (EU) n. 428/2011 of Commission of 27 April 2011 amends the EEC Regulation No 2658/87 of the Council, of 23 July 1987, concerning theon tariff and statistical nomenclature and the Common Customs Tariff. The amendments are referred in particular to certain aerosol dispenser described within the Column 1 of the Table annexed to the Regulation to be classified into the CN codes indicated in the column 2.

New provisions concerning food imports from Japan

The Commission Implementing Regulation N° 351/2011 of 11 April 2011 amends some provisions of the Implementing Regulation No 297/2011 (see our article), adding a new Annex II (see the corrigenda to the Annex II published in the OJEU n. 16 of 13/4/2011), with the indication of the maximum levels admitted for the placement on the EU market of foodstuffs and feedingstuffs originating in or consigned from Japan. Non-compliant goods shall be safely disposed of or returned to the country of origin.

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Drug precursors: new amendment to the Annex IV of the EC Reg. No 1277/2005

The Italian Customs Agency communicates with the circular No 13/D of 11 April 2011, that the EC Regulation No 225/2011 of the Commission of 7 March 2011 has updated the Annex IV of the EC Regulation No 1277/2005 (concerning the previous amendment, occurred on 2009, see our article). The Annex IV of the above Regulation lists, with regard to each substance defined as “drug precursor”, and classiified in particular in the categories n. 2 and 3 laid down in the Annex of the EC Regulation n. 111/2005, the Countries for which a preliminary notification for export is needed, containing certain information on the substance, the point of entry and the persons involved in the relevant export and import operations (to be transmitted to the competent authorities of the destination Country).

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