European Commission implements export regulations on COVID-19 vaccines
On 29th January 2021, the European Commission implemented regulation (EU) 2021/111 to make “exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation.” This regulation targets EU-exports of COVID-19 vaccines that are covered by an Advance Purchase Agreement with the EU. The measure applies from 30th January 2021 until 31st March 2021. For further information see the press release and the Q&A published by the European Commission.
In addition, German customs (Generalzolldirektion, "Zoll") added a new licensing code for COVID-19 vaccines and published two informational letters regarding its use (ATLAS Info 0124/21 and ATLAS Info 0127/21) (downloadable on the Zoll information publications website).