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Since 1971, the EU — through its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) — has allowed developing countries to pay lower duties on their exports to the EU. This gives them vital access to export their products into EU markets. They are not reciprocal agreements. Muriel Edwards reports on the changes that apply from 1 January 2014.
There are few restrictions on the carriage of dangerous goods in limited quantities by road and rail (ADR/RID). Here Richard Masters reviews the IMDG Code’s additional requirements for documentation and container marking for maritime transport that do exist.
Neil Baylis reports on Case C-657/11 at the European Court of Justice (Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology NV v Bert Peelaers, Visys NV) on whether registration and use of a domain name and use of metatags constitute "advertising".
Martin Posner reports on additional freight rail services being introduced to a number of ports, possibly in anticipation of competition from London gateway, which is due to open towards the end of 2013.