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BOXLINES NEWS FLASH AND SAILING SCHEDULE available for download; (May 31, 2024)

We proudly present you the News Flash and Sailing Schedule for June 2024. Please visit our NEWS PAGE.


Ongoing risks of attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden; (December 19, 2023)

Given the recent ongoing risks of attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and to ensure the safety of crews, vessels and cargo, shipping companies will implement the following response measures effective immediately. For the vessels currently or potentially sailing through high-risk maritime area in the next two weeks, there will be an immediate diversion around the Cape of Good Hope, or waiting in a safe location. 
The situation in the high-risk region will be monitored and adjustments will be made to ensure the safety of the transportation.


For any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


PVY LOGISTICS  +31(0) 88 350 00 00
BOXLINES           +31(0) 88 350 00 50
 

New sanctions against Russia;

Consequences for imports of iron and steel products from third countries (October 2023)

For the Dutch version please press this link.

 

Since September 30, 2023, (products of) iron and steel may only be imported into the European Union if these goods do not contain Russian basic products. The International Entrepreneurship member service currently receives many questions about how to deal with this and how you can prove that no Russian basic products have been used in goods.

 

Your possible question:

We import steel products from China. When importing into the Netherlands, we are confronted with a new measure for products containing Russian raw materials. How can we prove that no Russian iron or steel has been used in our products? Is a Certificate of Origin sufficient?

 

Answer:

On September 30, 2023, new sanctions came into effect for products containing Russian raw materials. The relevant products can be found in Annex XVII of the amended Regulation (EC) No. 833/2014. The third country where these products were processed before importation into the European Union (EU), in this case China, is not relevant. In all cases it must be demonstrated that the products do not contain iron and steel products originating in Russia listed in Annex XVII. This means that this measure affects all companies that import these products from third countries.

 

To answer this question even more specifically, it concerns the imports of products falling within tariff headings 7206 to 7229 and 7301 to 7326, which contain products other than those falling within CN codes 7207 11, 7207 12 10 or 7224 90. For products listed in Annex 1 April 2024 for CN code 7207 11, and from 1 October 2024 for CN codes 7207 12 10 and 7224 90.

 

Burden of proof

The burden of proof lies with the importer of the goods and is often provided by means of a Mill Test Certificate (MTC). In the absence of a (complete) MTC, the importer must include other documents in the administration that must contain the same information as the MTC. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear which alternative burden of proof Dutch Customs will accept. Customs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are currently working on policy in this area. In any case, the Certificate of Origin does not provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate that no Russian raw materials have been used in the product.

 

 

Details of the Mill Test Certificate (MTC)

In the case of semi-finished products, the MTC must contain the following information:

 

-The name of the facility where production took place;

-The name of the country corresponding to the heat number (country of the melting pan); and

-The HS code of the product.

 

For end products, the MTC must include the following information:

 

-The name of the country corresponding to the heat number (country of the melting pan);

-The HS code of the product; and

-The name of the country and the name of the facility where specific operations are performed.

 

Consequences for the customs declaration

The above obligation applies since September 30, 2023 and is also included in the Customs code book. When importing the said tariff items, certificate code Y824 must be entered in box 44 of the customs declaration if the imported goods do not contain Russian iron and steel products. If this is the case, import into the EU is prohibited. Please also note that customs authorities will strictly monitor compliance with these prohibitions. This can result in longer wait times, physical verifications, blocked containers and disputes.

 

Bron: Evofenedex https://www.evofenedex.nl/actualiteiten/ledenvraag-nieuwe-sanctiemaatregelen-rusland

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) (October, 2023)

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The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will be gradually introduced from October 1, 2023. The CBAM is a European regulation that the EU will use to correct the limit for CO2 emissions released during the production of certain goods outside the EU.

 

What is the CBAM?

The CBAM is a price correction for imports into the EU of designated goods, based on CO2 emissions in the production process outside the EU.

 

Who does the CBAM apply to?

The CBAM applies to importers of CBAM goods. These are goods in the categories:

 

-iron and steel;

-cement;

-fertilizers;

-aluminum;

-electricity;

-hydrogen.

 

The complete list of commodity codes can be found in Annex I of the European regulation.

 

According to the regulation, the importer is the (legal) person who declares CBAM goods for free circulation in his own name and on his own account, or the person on whose behalf CBAM goods are declared for free circulation.

 

The following situations may arise:

 

Do you file your own returns? You will then be regarded as the importer and the obligations under the regulation apply to you.

Do you use direct representation? You will then be regarded as the importer and the obligations under the regulation apply to you and not to your direct representative.

Do you use indirect representation? Then you have a choice: you must make agreements with your indirect representative about who will act as the importer within the meaning of the regulation and therefore who must comply with the obligations of the regulation.

Are you not located in the EU? Then only an indirect representative can act for you as an importer of CBAM goods and fulfill the obligations of the regulation for you. You make agreements about this with your indirect representative.

 

What are the phases involved in the introduction of the CBAM?

The entry into force consists of 2 phases:

 

the transition phase (from October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025)

the full entry into force (from 1 January 2026)

 

What will change from October 1, 2023?

Reporting obligation

The reporting obligation for CBAM goods applies from October 1, 2023. As an importer, you must submit a report to the European Commission within one month after the end of each quarter. This concerns both the amount of CBAM goods you have imported and the amount of CO2 emitted during the production of those goods. This means that you must submit the 1st report no later than January 31, 2024. The national competent authority, the Dutch Emissions Authority, carries out supervision together with the European Commission and can enforce it if you do not meet the obligations.

 

On August 17, 2023, the European Commission published the implementing regulation for the CBAM transition period. In the appendices to this implementing regulation you will find the requirements that the quarterly reporting must meet and how you must report the CO2 emissions released during production.

 

Would you like to know more about the reporting obligation and the content of the quarterly reports? Then check the website of the European Commission and the Dutch Emissions Authority. The European Commission has published guidance documents for reporting for both importers and producers of the goods. Webinars and training courses are also organised.

 

You submit the quarterly reports to the European Commission via the provisional CBAM Transitional Registry. The Commission will inform you about the use of the provisional CBAM Transitional Registry. It is expected that it will be possible to log in to the register with eHerkenning from the beginning of December. More information about how to log in will follow as soon as more is known.

 

Import declaration

From October 1, 2023, Customs must inform importers about the reporting obligation for CBAM goods that will apply from then on. To ensure that you, as an importer of CBAM goods, have taken note of the reporting obligation, you must enter a fictitious document code with the import declaration of these goods from October 1, 2023. You hereby declare that you are aware of the reporting obligation for these goods. You do not have to provide a document with the declaration, but you must enter the document code in order to submit your import declaration. If you do not enter a fictitious document code, your declaration will not be accepted.

 

What should you pay attention to when making your import declaration?

In your import declaration, enter the following number in the documents:

-1200

With this fictitious document code you indicate that you are aware of the reporting obligation for these CBAM goods.

-1300

With this fictitious document code you indicate that the CBAM goods you declare are exempt from the obligations under the regulation. For example, because the value of the goods is less than € 150.

If you do not enter a fictitious document code, the declaration will not be accepted and you will receive an error message. You can then adjust the declaration and resubmit it.

In the User Tariff we indicate and explain the conditions of the measure of the required document code for all goods that fall under the CBAM Regulation.

 

What will change after January 1, 2026?

If importers want to import CBAM goods from January 1, 2026, they must be admitted as CBAM declarants. You must apply for authorization from the competent authority in the country where you are located. In addition, importers of CBAM goods must purchase CO2 certificates from January 1, 2026 to correct the CO2 emitted during the production of the imported goods. Every year, as many CO2 certificates must be surrendered as CO2 emitted during the production of imported CBAM goods. 1 certificate is equivalent to the emission of 1 ton of CO2.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Brexit

Please make sure you comply with the new regulations. You will not have access to the terminal without digitally pre-notified customs documents. Please prepare yourself (www.getreadyforbrexit.eu)

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you.

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INCOTERMS 2020

In January the International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS) have been revised.

For more details please check the website of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

 

Please click on the picture to download the lastest version of the INCOTERMS 2020.

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