There is a new clause in EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA), that permits us to send goods to the EU for repair without them having to be approved for a special customs procedure such as Outward Processing relief (OPR).
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) will become the UK’s single customs platform with effect from 31 March 2023.
The EU is implementing new rules to create an import scheme for distance sales made to EU consumers from third countries (that is countries from outside the EU, which will include the UK from 1 January 2021). This scheme has been delayed to 1 July 2021 due to the pandemic, but when implemented is designed to prevent the need for non-EU businesses registering all over the EU. The scheme will be called the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) and will work similarly to the current Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) for digital services.
Saudi Arabia — New Restrictions on the Import of Plastic Articles Saudi Arabia has implemented new restrictions on the import of plastic articles under the enforcement of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) Technical Regulation for degradable goods and all types of packaging material (including secondary packaging material) that are manufactured with polyethylene or polypropylene. All degradable plastic products that are to be imported must bear the SASO “Oxo-biodegradable” logo. The import of non-biodegradable plastic bags is prohibited.