Michaela Merz


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EU – TP adjustments and custom value – The impact of Hamamatsu Photonica Deutschland GmbH (C-529/16) under the Union Customs Code and what does it mean in detail


The Hamamatsu case, in essence concerns the question whether, in order to establish the customs value, it is allowed to use an agreed transaction value (with Customs), which consists of the amount (price) initially invoiced and declared at import, Continue reading


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Cost impacts on warehousing in EU – changes under Unions Customs Code (UCC)


Current situationI would like to inform you about current ongoing discussions in the EU about increasing customs duty costs when companies are using customs (or bonded) warehouses*.

According to the new UCC provisions that will enter into force as of 1 May 2016, if goods are put and stored into a customs warehouse in which VAT and customs duties are suspended, it is understood that the value for declaration purposes will be the one of the sale occurring when the goods are leaving the customs warehouse. Continue reading