CJEU: Technology developed in the EU should be included in the customs value of goods imported into EU customs territory

On September 10, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled judgment in case C-509/19 (BMW against German Customs Office) by means of which it considers that, to determine the customs value of an imported goods, the economic value of a software developed in the European Union (EU) and free of charge from the buyer (importer) to the seller (exporter) established in a third country, must be added to the transaction value.

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COVID-19: The EU prohibits the export of masks and other medical devices

Starting today and until April 26, the European Union submits for export the authorization of mouth protection masks, gloves and other protective clothing, whether or not they are originated from the EU, in order to guarantee the supply of these goods in the EU single market to deal with the epidemiological spread of COVID-19 in the Member States.


Regulation (EU) 2020/402 of March 14, 2020, making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorization, lists within Annex I the goods affected by this regulation (protective glasses, masks, gowns, suits and gloves) and the procedure to request the related export license that It will be issued by the authorities of each Member State (within a period of 5 working days -extendable-) , depending on the domestic and  EU community supply and consumption provisions.




The request for authorization for the export of the health goods affected by this measure can be done through electronic means.


From Salinas & Partners, we inform the recurrent export operators of these medical devices that, without the export license that expressly authorizes the exit of these goods from the EU customs territory destined for a third country, the exportation will be prohibited, for the time being, until next April 26.