Questions and answers about EU

  • EU VAT

    QUESTION: Does anyone have an easy to understand guide to the EU VAT taxes? The rules are quite comprehensive, and we are trying to determine if VAT is required in the below scenarios, for business to business sales, from a bonded warehouse in The Netherlands. Sale from the bonded warehouse to a customer in the […]


    QUESTION: Has anyone seen a list of the actual tariff numbers that the UK is planning to remove the retaliatory duties from for certain US goods? I have only seen Whiskey, Motorcycles and Jeans mentioned thus far…. ========== Answer: I have not seen the UK list –  but this will be the same list of […]

  • EU Provisional Tariffs on US Goods

    QUESTION: Does anyone know the outcome of the talks between the US and the EU on 12-17-21, regarding removing the provisional tariffs on US goods in chapters 72 and 73 entering the EU? There were indications that those tariffs would be lifted in the EU, however, I cannot find any publication indicating that this has […]


    QUESTION: When will the relief on European steel and aluminum begin by virtue of the removal of the 25% import duty? When will the 3.3 million metric ton quota begin? What is the official directive from the Biden administration, similar to, or consistent with an executive order? =========== Answers: I don’t think this was already […]


    QUESTION: Is there a cost to setting up an EORI # in France, Spain, UK, NL?   Can the entity register itself or does it need to go through a law firm, consulting company or customs broker? Does anyone has the EORI registration site for France? ********** Answers: EORI registration should not have a real cost, […]

  • Liquid solution exported to Europe

    QUESTION: We typically export a powder from the US to our different subsidiaries.  Once the powder arrives to the destination water is added to make a liquid solution.  We have the HS Code for the powder. Our R&D team wants to ship a pre-mixed solution (powder and water) in 100 and 200 gallon totes via […]

  • EUR1 Mexico to EU

    QUESTION: Looking for guidance on what it takes to certify an item produced in Mexico, shipped to the EU with an EUR1: How to qualify for inclusion on the EUR1 What are the general requirements and process steps to get the items certified, shipped and entered duty free? *************** Answers: First you need to get […]


    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: I was looking at an EU sanctions map trying to determine which countries the EU has an essential comprehensive embargo against (i.e. the Cuba/Iran/Syria/N Korea equivalent for the US). I guess I don’t really see any, just around 40 countries with various targeted sanctions for certain types of […]

  • IT equipment/European Union Nations

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements QUESTION: Are there any import/export rules/concerns when shipping IT equipment between the European Union nations?  =========== Answer: The EU is a customs union and a single market, with free circulation of goods (and services, capital, labour) between the member states. If the IT equipment has been built in any […]

  • Answer to Question on EIDR and CFSP Application in the UK

    QUESTION: Looking for help from the membership. We are in the process of submitting our EIDR and CFSP application (Simplified Procedures) for our imports into the UK now that we finally received our DAN.  Part of the application process looks to be the need to submit written procedures on the following: Written procedures You must […]


    QUESTION: A small number of our suppliers in Europe are requesting copies of our import entries as proof that their exports were received in the U.S. They are saying this is required in order to require VAT paid in their country. I would think that the HAWB/HBL/Proof of Export would satisfy that requirement. Anyone else […]

  • EU HS Code as relate to import requirements

    QUESTION: In the U.S., the USHTS code is not only important for rate of duty, but also for FTA and PGA (partner government agency) requirements. Related to PGA’s import requirements, does the EU- or individual member states- use the HS code to trigger requirements?  If yes, is there a place to access these HS codes-to-PGA requirements? […]