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About the European Customs Information Portal

This site was archived on 01/01/2014 !
For updated information on customs matters please visit EU Customs and Taxation.

This website has been created by the European Commission's DG for Taxation and Customs Union, in close collaboration with representatives from national customs administrations and trade. It aims to clearly communicate information for traders on the safety and security amendment to the Community Customs Code. It is a forerunner to the comprehensive European Customs Information Portal foreseen at a later stage.

The portal brings together in one website a variety of relevant information, such as EU legislation and explanatory documents on the safety and security amendment of the Community Customs Code, news items, and links to databases, documents and procedures used by national customs administrations. It also explains through the use of interactive “model transactions” the main steps in standard import, export and transit customs procedures into/out of the EU.

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Security Amendment to the Customs Code

Security Amendment to the Customs Code

The security amendment to the Customs Code aims to ensure an equal level of protection through customs controls for all goods brought into or out of the EU. This section contains all the legislation, procedures and information relevant to the amendment.

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Model transactions

Model transactions

This section contains model transactions for the most common customs transactions involving import, export and transit. Each scenario shows the different stages of the transaction and gives relevant explanations and links.

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National Helpdesks

National Helpdesks

Here you can find the addresses and contact details for Member State customs offices, where you can get further help and information on national customs issues and procedures.

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Information & resources

Information & resources

All relevant documents, links to EU and national databases, web links, and forms are available in this section.

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