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Algirdas Semeta
Algirdas Šemeta
Heinz Zourek 
Heinz Zourek
Director General


Welcome to the web site managed by the Commission's Taxation and Customs Union Directorate-General. Under the authority of Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta, the Directorate-General takes an active part in the achievement of the strategic aims of the European Union.

In this context it aims to:

For a complete picture of our objectives, guiding principles and tasks read our mission statement. An overview of our Directorate General's management structure is available here.


Enjoy your visit !


Mission statement - Directorate-General for Taxation and the Customs Union

The mission statementpdf(85 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  is the Directorate General's "identity card", defining and stating the role and purpose of the organisation. It presents the service and sets out its core activities in accordance with the Treaty and the strategic objectives defined by the Commission.