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All 3rd party trademarks hereby acknowledged. webmaster@strongandherd.co.uk News and Events <![CDATA[MEPs urged legal reform in Albania, rule of law for all in Bosnia and Herzegovina]]> <![CDATA[Colombia: Changes to special import program adopted]]> <![CDATA[ICTSD Financing Africa’s Development]]> <![CDATA[Argentina to changes to content declarations textiles, apparel, and footwear]]> <![CDATA[UK emphasises trade and the world’s poorest economies]]> <![CDATA[UK Export Control Organisation - all about SIELs]]> <![CDATA[Forwarders fight back against rising protectionism]]> <![CDATA[European Commission proposes Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications]]> <![CDATA[US OFAC has designated Venezuela’s Executive Vice President as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker]]> <![CDATA[Hanjin finally declared bankrupt]]> <![CDATA[Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) agreed]]> <![CDATA[Parliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe ]]> <![CDATA[Sudan resumed WTO membership negotiations]]> <![CDATA[UK Export Excellence Awards]]> <![CDATA[Saudi to introduce VAT]]> <![CDATA[Wall Street Journal view of Brexit]]> <![CDATA[EU discusses EU-China business ties ]]> <![CDATA[Eastern Ukraine - 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quick update]]> <![CDATA[Bosnia sanctions renewed for a year ]]> <![CDATA[UK Office of Financial Sanctions opens]]> <![CDATA[EU Amends GSP Scheme 1-01-2017]]> <![CDATA[Consultation: New due diligence scheme for UK fulfilment houses ]]> <![CDATA[UCC eLearning Programme]]> <![CDATA[Ukraine: What lies ahead]]> <![CDATA[Montenegro and FYROM reforms]]> <![CDATA[Fact Sheet on EU and its Trade Partners]]> <![CDATA[MEPs oppose renewing EU anti-smuggling deals]]> <![CDATA[New Sanctions on North Korea]]> <![CDATA[Seven-year sentences on the cards for UK sanctions violators]]> <![CDATA[European Parliament Calls for Saudi Arms Embargo]]> <![CDATA[Dubai seized AED16.8 million counterfeit goods in 2015]]> <![CDATA[“If we Europeans part ways we should make no mistake about the consequences” ]]> <![CDATA[South Africa, Costa Rica and Chile, largest non-EU fruit suppliers]]> <![CDATA[Iranian Foreign Minister on EU relations: “We need to gain each other’s trust”]]> <![CDATA[Nestlé: 1st confectionery company to source 100% sustainable cocoa]]> <![CDATA[Survey on Intrastat Reporting]]> <![CDATA[The Trans Pacific Partnership Signed]]> <![CDATA[Green Goods Agreement]]> <![CDATA[EU looks to Cuba for trade]]> <![CDATA[St Lucia and British Caribbean Chamber agreement to take effect in February: ]]> <![CDATA[FAO Hails WTO's Move to End Agriculture Subsidy]]> <![CDATA[UK Steelworkers impact on EU decision]]> <![CDATA[KitKat - 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It’s official]]> <![CDATA[UK Suspended licences on Ukraine]]> <![CDATA[Happy Birthday to Strong and Herd LLP]]> <![CDATA[Newly issued UK Customs Notices]]> <![CDATA[Open consultation: Simplification of Intrastat]]> <![CDATA[UCC Draft Acts published]]> <![CDATA[UK Export Control Transparency requirements]]> <![CDATA[Claims against HMRC - News from the Courts ]]> <![CDATA[The Timeline for the EU UCC]]> <![CDATA[EU Amendments on GSP come into force]]> <![CDATA[WTO finalised the Trade Facilitation Agreement]]> <![CDATA[Ukraine – for or against EU Agreement?]]> <![CDATA[Yemen to be 160th Member of the WTO]]> <![CDATA[EU-Central America FTA finalise]]> <![CDATA[GB Businesses trading internationally]]> <![CDATA[Switzerland increases Free Trade Agreements]]> <![CDATA[Canada to remove Tariff Preferences from 72 countries]]> <![CDATA[UK’s first Business Centre opens in India]]> <![CDATA[World Trade Statistics 2013]]> <![CDATA[New Members for Belarus-Kazakhsta –Russia Customs Union]]> <![CDATA[New EU Regulation on Firearms]]> <![CDATA[EU GSP Scheme from January 2014]]> <![CDATA[USA ITAR amendments]]> <![CDATA[EU Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN Countries]]> <![CDATA[EU News: New threshold for Arrival Intrastat and 2014 Tariff published]]> <![CDATA[New EU Counterfeit Goods Regulation]]> <![CDATA[Turkey to reopen membership negotiations with EU]]> <![CDATA[New Signatories to the ATA Carnet]]> <![CDATA[EU Free Trade Agreement with Central America]]> <![CDATA[20 years old – the EU Single Market]]> <![CDATA[Second round of EU-Thailand FTA negotiations 16-20 September]]> <![CDATA[Changes to ITAR 15 October 2013]]> <![CDATA[Kenya – controversial tax on basic goods]]> <![CDATA[EU and Singapore EUSFTA]]> <![CDATA[Russia Joins WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA)]]> <![CDATA[Nigeria: Trade Hub and Customs Modernization]]> <![CDATA[HMRC systems subjected to alleged tax fraud cyber attack]]> <![CDATA[Roberto Azevêdo takes over]]> <![CDATA[New Countries due on ATA Carnet Scheme]]> <![CDATA[Intrastat - Dispatches Threshold 2014]]> <![CDATA[Diploma in Customs Compliance and Regulations]]> <![CDATA[Intrastat - Arrivals Threshold 1 January 2014]]> <![CDATA[New Minister of Trade and Investment Announced]]> <![CDATA[British defence exports rose by 62% in 2012 – the largest increase for 5 years]]> <![CDATA[EU Trade with S. Korea increased thanks to FTA]]> <![CDATA[Redrafting of the EU Union Customs Code (UCC) October 2013]]> <![CDATA[Kunio Mikuriya re-elected Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO)]]> <![CDATA[Russian Federation extends Technical Requirement GOST certificate from 1st July 2013]]> <![CDATA[Seven UK firms make it onto World’s Most Ethical Companies list]]> <![CDATA[The Apostille to be abolished]]> <![CDATA[UK Balance of Competences Review ]]> <![CDATA[Croatia will become the 28th Member of the European Union.]]> <![CDATA[New ICC standards help define trusted traders]]> <![CDATA[China membership bolsters Certificates of Origin Accreditation Chain]]> <![CDATA[VAT adjustments on payments made by manufacturers to third parties]]> <![CDATA[New, free on-line training packages on international trade from HMRC]]> <![CDATA[Doing Business with Latin America]]> <![CDATA[Trade Compliance Seminar: Export Controls]]> <![CDATA[EU lifts sanctions on Myanmar/Burma]]> <![CDATA[HSBC Export initiatives]]> <![CDATA[Next Director General of WTO announced]]> <![CDATA[EU to promote dual-use synergies between Europe’s civil security and defence sectors]]> <![CDATA[USA BIS ITAR Amendments to EAR:]]> <![CDATA[HMRC adjustments to Inward Processing (IP) relief]]> <![CDATA[Strong and Herd LLP - WINNING CLIENTS: Queen's Award for International Trade 2013]]> <![CDATA[Strong and Herd LLP – WINNING CLIENTS: Institute of Export and International Trade Examination Passes ]]> <![CDATA[Modernisation of EU Import Control Mechanism]]> <![CDATA[Additional duties on USA originating goods]]> <![CDATA[USA Guidelines for Preparing ITAR Agreements]]> <![CDATA[Japan amends Export Control administration and links to AEO]]> <![CDATA[New Guidance - Inward Processing IP Relief simplified discharge to Civil End-Use. ]]> <![CDATA[Update EU Union Customs Code - UCC/MCC]]> <![CDATA[GBP 120 million funding competition for manufacturing supply chain companies:]]> <![CDATA[UK Export Finance – Update - Short-term finance for Exporters]]> <![CDATA[ EU trade agreement with Peru goes live – Colombia’s next in line]]> <![CDATA[Central Asian Countries join WTO]]> <![CDATA[UK OGELs Amended]]> <![CDATA[EU AEO Guidelines]]> <![CDATA[India-EU Free Trade Agreement]]> <![CDATA[International Customs Day]]> <![CDATA[First Sale Price - UCC]]> <![CDATA[EU countries advised to increase VAT]]> <![CDATA[EU FTA Updates]]> <![CDATA[WTO Membership Update]]> <![CDATA[EU published new GSP scheme for 2014]]> <![CDATA[HMRC Guidelines on ExWorks exports]]> <![CDATA[UN endorses Incoterms 2010]]> <![CDATA[Intrastat Thresholds 2013]]> <![CDATA[Reminder: Croatia to be EU Member July 2013]]> <![CDATA[CT-PAT Cost Saving Report]]> <![CDATA[New UK Customs Website]]> <![CDATA[NW Institute of Export Event]]> <![CDATA[International Trade: One Stop Shop]]> <![CDATA[Changes to EU Dual-Use Controls List]]> <![CDATA[Queen's Award Winners International Trade 2012]]> <![CDATA[Export Licensing Controls update]]> <![CDATA[Extension of NCTS to Croatia and Turkey]]> <![CDATA[China Customs targets smuggling activities in 2012]]> <![CDATA[UK signs up for IATA’s Secure Freight Program]]> <![CDATA[EU-China Trade: Facts]]> <![CDATA[US begins sanctions process in Airbus Dispute with EU]]> <![CDATA[EU Significantly Extends Sanctions on Iran]]> <![CDATA[AEO and Equivalent Schemes]]> <![CDATA[UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Updates]]> <![CDATA[New HS Codes 1-01-2012]]> <![CDATA[Common Economic Space (CES) started]]> <![CDATA[2012: New Members to WTO]]> <![CDATA[Training in London 2012]]> <![CDATA[More problems with ExWorks Exports]]> <![CDATA[Ukraine to sign trade deal with Russia]]> <![CDATA[Trade for Good: The New Bestselling Book From Kevin Shakespeare]]> <![CDATA[Fellowship from the Institute of Export awarded to a Strong and Herd LLP Partner]]> <![CDATA[Indian AEO Scheme]]> <![CDATA[EU More preferential tariffs for countries most in need.]]> <![CDATA[Europe’s small and medium-sized companies look to emerging markets for growth]]> <![CDATA[Exporting to Saudi? Mandatory CoC Enforcement on Additional Consumer Products ]]> <![CDATA[South Sudan - a new country]]> <![CDATA[Vince Cable launches 'Made by Britain' project to highlight manufacturing]]> <![CDATA[Rail linking Europe expected to open up China's less-developed West]]> <![CDATA[EU new regulations plastic kitchen articles from China]]> <![CDATA[EU/ UK Sanctions lifted on Sierra Leone]]> <![CDATA[EU passes Belarus sanctions]]> <![CDATA[UPS Air cargo screening - UK Restrictions]]> <![CDATA[New EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement ]]> <![CDATA[Changes to June closing: BIS Import Licensing Branch]]> <![CDATA[A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights]]> <![CDATA[EU statement on the Modernised Customs Code]]> <![CDATA[Use of ATA Carnet Systems grows]]> <![CDATA[NorthWest Event for new Exporters]]> <![CDATA[European Union imposes arms embargo on Syria ]]> <![CDATA[Iraq - Pre-shipment Inspection]]> <![CDATA[UAE accepting ATA Carnets 1/4/2011]]> <![CDATA[Philippines - Customs to probe organised smuggling activities ]]> <![CDATA[Trans Pacific Partnership moves forward]]> <![CDATA[ISP98 - reissued for standby LCs]]> <![CDATA[GSP Preference Rules 2011]]> <![CDATA[HS2012 - Correlation Table available]]> <![CDATA[EU and Serbia sign bilateral WTO accession agreement ]]> <![CDATA[NEW AEO application Questionnaire (C118)]]> <![CDATA[Incoterms 2010]]> <![CDATA[Import Control System (ICS) ]]> <![CDATA[GSP Origin Rules]]> <![CDATA[The Bribery Act 2010]]> <![CDATA[Tariff Classification Decisions]]> <![CDATA[Customs Duty Guarantees]]> <![CDATA[The Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing]]> <![CDATA[USA Security Scanning of Shipping Containers]]> <![CDATA[New HMRC Penalties for VAT and Excise]]>