TradeLane

How China Is Improving the Speed to Market with the Two-Step Declaration Program

Tradelane-Header

According to Announcement of GACC [2019] No.127, to promote trade facilitation, China Customs decided to implement a “two-step declaration” pilot program in some Customs houses under Manzhouli Customs, Hangzhou Customs, Ningbo Customs, Qingdao Customs, Shenzhen Customs, and Huangpu Customs since Aug. 24th.

Read more

Topics: China

Trade Agreement Update: The European Union and Mercosur

EU-Mercosur-topimage

The EU and Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay) agreed recently on a draft-free trade agreement that, if implemented, will create the largest free trade area in the world, connecting over 770 million people. The agreement has been agreed in principle and will now move to legal revision. This will lead to a final text of the agreement being sent to the member states of both blocs for approval.

Read more

Topics: Europe, Free Trade Agreements

New Tariff on Chinese Goods Takes Effect September 1st

o-US-CHINA-facebook-3

President Trump made the surprise announcement yesterday following trade talks in Shanghai this week that he will go forward with a 10% additional tariff on List 4, otherwise known as the remaining $300 Billion in Chinese goods that are not already being hit with an additional tariff.

Read more

Topics: China

Top 5 Priorities in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit

No-Deal-Brexit

A change in Prime Minister in the UK on July 24th has renewed focus on Brexit and its impacts across the Eurozone. Currently, the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU) on October 31st, with or without a deal. Given that the current withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK has been voted down three times by the UK parliament, and due to the renewed political prioritization of no-deal planning by the current government, trade compliance professionals are building their Brexit plans with the assumption of no deal.  

Read more

Topics: Brexit

French Customs Focuses on Fighting Fraud and Tax Evasion

france-bordeaux_6_header

In October 2018, France signed law 2018-898 in order to strengthen the fight against tax evasion and customs fraud.  Following this, the Judicial Investigations Department of Finance (SJEF) was created on July 1st.

Read more

Topics: France