Implications of the UK-Canada Trade Agreement’s Expiration

Post-Brexit, the UK and Canada signed a Trade Continuity Agreement (TCA). This “rollover” agreement is replicating the EU-Canada agreement that was in place before Brexit. The objective was to limit the disruptions while trade negotiators work on a new agreement. However, the UK-Canada Trade Continuity Agreement is only a temporary arrangement and it expires on DecemberContinue reading “Implications of the UK-Canada Trade Agreement’s Expiration”

Impact of the Harley Davidson Origin Case on Customs Strategy

The Harley Davidson Origin case delivers a very hard decision for businesses. It has an impact on supply chain restructuring, relocation of production and duty optimisation. In some organisations, the Customs strategy and compliance records must be reviewed to meet the new obligations. What is the Harley Davidson Origin case about? In Case T-324/21, Harley-DavidsonContinue reading “Impact of the Harley Davidson Origin Case on Customs Strategy”

A Quick Guide To Origin and Rules of Origin

Origin is the “economic” nationality of goods traded internationally. It is used by customs authorities, along with the commodity codes and the value of the goods, to determine how the goods should be treated when imported. There are two types of origin: preferential origin and non-preferential origin.

EU Free Trade Agreements Common Provisions

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) are the results of negotiations between two countries. They therefore reflect the trading choices of both party. As a consequences, FTA are usually different from each other. However, most EU agreements have a common provisions.

Knowing the common provision to EU agreements is very useful when analysing the impact of a trade agreement on your trade flow