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Concerns on the National Planning of the UCC

European Commission

At the beginning of this month members of the EU Trade Contact Group (TCG), including ESC, submitted a letter to the Directorate General for EU Taxation and Customs expressing concerns about the national planning of the Union Customs Code (UCC).

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Safety Advisory Notice on Lithium Batteries

Air Cargo

U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a safety advisory notice on the air carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries, prohibiting the carriage of lithium ion cells and batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.

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Commission Concerned about Effect Border Controls

European Commission

Since the reintroduction of border controls in several Member States leads to damage for shippers, ESC asked Commissioner Juncker to make sure the free movement of goods is protected. Last week EU representatives discussed the issue.

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