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EP tables draft resolution on impact of trade on global value chains

| The European Parliament has prepared a draft resolution on the impact of the EU’s trade policies on global value chains.

CETA to apply REX system this year, following provisional application

| The Commission recently informed industry that the registered exporter’s (REX) system will soon apply to the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA)

Sri Lanka GSP+ passes through EP and Council successfully

| Sri Lanka has gotten the green light for the granting of its GSP+ status by the EU co-legislators.

Commission threatens to suspend EBA for Bangladesh due to labour rights violations

| The European Commission threatened to begin a formal investigation which could lead to withdrawal of Bangladesh’s trade preferences, due to Bangladesh’s failure to comply with a number of ILO labour r

Sri Lanka: Commission proposes removal of import duties as pathway to GSP+ opens

| Sri Lanka advances in GSP+ approval process.

African countries will lose preferential treatment if no further progress is made on EPA ratification

| The Commission has decided to withdraw the Market Access Regulation for the countries that have not taken the necessary steps towards ratifying the Economic Partnership Agreements. I

Member States adopt conclusions on the Union Customs Code

| Following the entry into force of the Union Customs Code on 1st May 2016, Member States have adopted Council conclusions in which they express their key priorities for the future of the UCC.

Publication of the guidance on customs valuation

| DG Taxud has published the final version of its guidance on customs valuation earlier this month. At the same time, the Union Customs Code entered into force.

Draft proposal on guidance on customs valuation

| While the UCC guidance on customs valuation is expected to be adopted this month, DG Taxud has shared a draft of the document with the Trade Contact Group.

Compromise on mandatory marking of origin rejected by Member States

| The Product Safety and Market Surveillance package is still blocked at Council level as Member States remain divided on the key issue of mandatory marking of origin.

UCC guidelines on customs valuation

| The Commission has started the process of drafting guidelines on customs valuation.

Launch of a Project Group on Customs Debts and Guarantees

| The European Commission intends to develop guidelines for the implementation of the delegated and implementing acts. On customs debts and guarantees, a project group has been formed...

UCC: Guidelines on special procedures other than transit

| As of January 2016, DG Taxud will be working on guidelines on special procedures other than transit.

Public consultation on a proposed new generic textile fibre name: polyacrylate

| A public consultation on the proposed generic textile fibre name of polyacrylate has been launched by DG Grow. Toyobo – a Japanese textile company – has submitted an application for this new fiber ...

Traceability must be increased at all stages of the supply chain, says Commissioner Vĕra Jourová

| “There is a strong need to increase product traceability throughout the supply chain,” said Commissioner Vĕra Jourová (Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality) ...

Adoption of the UCC Delegated Act by the Commission

| On 28 July 2015, the Commission has adopted the Union Customs Code Delegated Act. Members State and MEPs have until the end of October to provide comments on the recently adopted text ...

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