THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – DECEMBER 3

Now, with my main PC having blown up and using an old back-up one (which luckily I had repaired a few weeks ago)…but just to complicate things am now feeling less than 100%, hence why so late with this post for 3 December.

3 DECEMBER 2022

UK NOTICE TO EXPORTERS 2022/30: ECJU FOLLOW UP TO CUSTOMER SURVEY UPDATE

On 2 December, the Department for International Trade issued a new Notice to Exporters, saying that in March 2021 it issued a Notice to Exporters asking exporters to complete a customer survey on ECJU’s current service and what could be improved.  The new Notice reports on the key outcomes from the survey, and what work is underway over the next year.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/notice-to-exporters-202230-ecju-follow-up-to-our-customer-survey-update/nte-202230-ecju-follow-up-to-our-customer-survey-update

UK GUIDANCE: TRADING UNDER SANCTIONS WITH RUSSIA

On 2 December, the Department for International Trade published updated guidance on what import and export restrictions apply due to sanctions for UK companies when trading with Russia.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-under-sanctions-with-russia

UK: PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS SERVICES TO A PERSON CONNECTED WITH RUSSIA

On 2 December, the Department for International Trade published guidance on a regulation which prohibits a legal or natural person from providing, directly or indirectly, accounting, business and management consulting, and public relations services to a ‘person connected with Russia’. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-and-business-services-to-a-person-connected-with-russia/professional-and-business-services-to-a-person-connected-with-russia

UK: WEALTHY RUSSIAN BUSINESSMAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MULTIPLE OFFENCES

A news release from the NCA on 2 December advised that it had conducted a major operation to arrest a 58-year-old wealthy Russian businessman on suspicion of offences including money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the Home Office and conspiracy to commit perjury.  2 other men were arrested – one on suspicion of money laundering and obstruction of an NCA Officer, and another, who is the former boyfriend of the businessman’s current partner, who was arrested at his home in London, for offences including money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.  Other sources indicate the “wealthy Russian” nis one who is on the sanctions lists.

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/wealthy-russian-businessman-arrested-on-suspicion-of-multiple-offences

https://www.politico.eu/article/2380338/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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