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Archiv für die Kategorie ‘Customs Law’
Calculation of The Customs Value in Germany: Including Costs For Quality Inspection
In importation and the importing of goods into the European Union (EU), the customs value is decisive for the amount of customs duty and import turnover tax. The determination of the customs value of specific goods is primarily based on the […]
Incorrect Truck Toll Calculation in Germany: Trucking Companies Are Entitled to About Four Percent Refund!
Trucking companies that transport goods in or through Germany have to pay truck tolls. The problem here: the toll violates EU law! The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has in fact ruled that Germany has calculated the truck toll incorrectly: it […]
Customs Debt: Are Criminal Customs Offences Remediable in Germany?
Since May 2016, the Union Customs Code (UCC) of the European Union applies to all importers of goods into the European Union. A very welcome provision is that the customs debt incurred at the time of the violation – e.g. in […]
Payments Made Abroad From EUR 12,500 Must Be Reported to The German Bundesbank
According to the German Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, AWV), incoming or outgoing payments from abroad must be reported to the Deutsche Bundesbank. What counts as incoming and what as outgoing payment? “Incoming payments” refers to payments that someone accepts […]
Tobacco Tax Evasion: Update on Aggressive Prosecution Practices in Germany
We have been observing increased controls on tobacco deliveries by German customs for some time now. Companies that regularly transport tobacco to or through Germany still face the fear that customs will confiscate their merchandise and initiate criminal tax proceedings against […]
German Tobacco Tax: The Distinction Between Smoking Tobacco And Raw Tobacco Often Unclear
The question of when tobacco is to be taxed continues to cause controversy in the EU. This causes a great deal of uncertainty and leads as well to contradictory decisions by authorities and courts. German customs: almost everything is smoking tobacco […]
Why Compliance With Customs Regulations Now Offers Twice The Benefits
The German Federal Government is cracking down on white-collar crime. The Federal Ministry of Justice recently presented a draft bill for an association sanctions act. The purpose of the law is to fight corporate crime, referring mainly to property offenses that […]
Import, Export and Customs Issues: the Consequences of a Hard Brexit
In the referendum of June 23, 2016, a small majority of British voters decided to withdraw from the European Union. Since then, the British government and the European Union have been conducting unsuccessful withdrawal negotiations, with a particular focus on trade […]
Import/Export: Comply with German Product Safety Regulations!
Anyone importing products and/or selling them to consumers as part of a business venture must, among other considerations, ensure their safety. The general safety requirements in Germany, which apply equally to manufacturers and importers, are defined by the Product Safety Act, […]
Ban on Sale of Flavored Tobacco in Germany
The sale of flavored tobacco, i.e. tobacco with characterizing flavors (e.g. menthol or vanilla) that mask the taste or odor of tobacco are prohibited within the European Union (EU). However, a transition period has been granted to sellers of cigarettes and […]