Trade

21 Apr 2021

Serbia and UK sign historic trade and cooperation agreement

A ground-breaking Partnership, Trade, and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and Serbia was signed in Belgrade on Monday. The comprehensive document sets a new legal basis for the development of bilateral trade, as it effectively replaces Serbia’s Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU and ensures continuity in preferential trade between the two countries after January 1, 2021, when the UK formally withdrew from the European Union. As it comes into force, the Agreement will reduce the added complexity and expenses businesses have had to face since the beginning of this year, with customs duties of up to 20% being introduced. This has significantly affected both Serbian exporters and more than 400 […]

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08 Oct 2015

Croatian Trade Ban: How Economic Operators Can Protect Their Rights Against Anti-Trade State Conducts?

The purpose of this brief is to highlight the consequences of the unilateral decision by the state of Croatia, as a member of the European Union, to close its borders for transport coming from Serbia between 17 and 25 September 2015 and to emphasize potential breaches of legal principles the EU has been founded on. We take into consideration the multitude of acts, treaties and agreements which constitute legal sources of the European Union, as well as precedents set by the highest court of the EU, and explore potential avenues for legal redress for those whose interests were harmed by […]

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