Last week, the United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement on the draft terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This week, a deal that will establish the UK’s future relationship with the EU is in the works. Prime Minister Theresa May will return to Brussels on November 24 in a bid to modify and seal a Brexit deal before Sunday’s EU summit. The goal is to have a finished deal that can be endorsed by EU leaders at the summit, according to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, reported in a statement that an agreement had been reached on the deal by negotiators at the political level, but talks are set to continue until the eve of the EU Summit.

On November 9, Integration Point Director of the Greater China Region, Steve Tian, spoke at the 2018 ICPA China Conference in Shanghai. At the conference, Steve presented on “New Regulation and Implementation of China Pre-Ruling.”

The presentation detailed the basic requirements of the advanced ruling application for the import and export of Chinese goods. The advance rulings system for goods classification in China was first adopted in 2000 as a temporary measure, and was officially adopted in 2007, according to the World Customs Journal. Under the advanced ruling system, the importer/exporter can apply to a regional customs office for an advance ruling for the goods that they intend to import/export up to 45 days before the intended movement date.