UK Global Tariffs Regime
The UK has released the details of its Global Tariff Regime, which will be its policy from 1 January 2021. The tariffs on key inputs to the production of goods will be removed. Tariffs on certain goods will be rounded down. Almost 50% of products will enjoy zero tariff, compared to 27% in the EU’s CET (Common External Tariff). The British Government is currently negotiating with the EU for a trade agreement with zero tariffs and zero quotas.
British Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, 22 May 2020
The Slovenian government called an end to the coronavirus epidemic
Due to current epidemiological situation the Slovenian government has formally called an end to the coronavirus epidemic. Although not all restrictive measures have been lifted yet, the EU nationals are free to cross the border at selected checkpoints. Third-country nationals are subject to a two-week quarantine, with some exceptions.
Slovenian Press Agency, 14 May 2020
Some industries in Slovenia might re-start their operations immediately after the Easter holidays
The Slovenian government is thinking to prepare measures which would enable to relaunch activities of certain industrial branches already after the Easter holidays.
Turkey has introduced an electronic Form A (Certificate of Movement)
From 8 April 2020, certificates of origin and Form A documents from Turkey will only be issued electronically by Turkish chambers of commerce and industry and unions through the MEDOS system (Automation System for Certificate of Origin & Movement Certificates). There will be no wet-ink signature or stamps on these documents. Each electronically issued and endorsed certificate will bear an unique and unreproducible QR verification code so that the accuracy and authenticity of the documents could be easily verified by the importing authority.
So, if you receive a new form of export document accompanying your shipment from Turkey, it is probably all right and the EU national customs authorities are already aware of it.
Useful information for the manufacture and sale of protective equipment and supplies
Recently, Slovenian and foreign enterprises have often been looking for appropriate information related to the production, sale, import and export of protective equipment and supplies used for protection against COVID – 19 according to the Standard Classification Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia prepared some detailed and useful explanations regarding this topic.
Exports and imports in January 2020 higher than in January 2019
According to the provisional data provided by the national Statistical Office, Slovenia in January 2020 exported 10.6% more goods and imported 5.2% more goods than in January 2019. The growth was mostly a result of increased trade with EU non-member countries.