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Customs consultations

Open dialogue involving the European Commission, stakeholders and interested parties helps ensure that rules and regulatory proposals keep pace with reality of rapid change. This dialogue helps to achieve the regulatory efficiency we need to foster best administrative and legislative practice tailored to meet the needs of business in the European Union in the third millenium.

The Commission is responding to ever-wider use of the Internet by making greater use of Interactive Policy Making (IPM) and similar Internet-based tools as an additional means to evaluate existing EU policies and conduct consultations on new initiatives. We hope that businesses, consumers and citizens will use these tools wherever possible, to help us to respond faster and more accurately to their needs.

This page provides an access point to consult the list of planned, open and closed consultations for customs. On our website you will also find an overview of tax consultations.

For further consultations and discussion fora, please consult "Your Voice in Europe".


Planned consultations

Title & descriptionPolicy activityTarget groupLaunching date


Open consultations

Title & descriptionPolicy activityTarget groupClosing date


Closed consultations


Title & DescriptionPolicy ActivityTarget GroupClosing DateResults & follow-up
Public consultation on a review of Regulation (EC) N° 1889/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 “on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community”The proposal would impact several policy areas, notably Customs, Taxation, Trade, Home Affairs, Justice, Internal Market.
Public authorities, organisations (including SMEs) and citizens (both inside and outside the European Union).
Consultation on VAT collection procedures in relation to centralised customs clearanceCustoms/Taxation
Public and businesses
Review of customs legislation on enforcement of intellectual property rights
Public and stakeholders
Results and summary reportpdf(335 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Customs tariff and chemical classification: Five minutes to tailor our services to your needs
Economic operators
Customs and security: draft implementing provisions concerning new security and safety measures
Economic operators
Modernized Customs Code Rev. 4 - annex to impact assessmentCustomsBusiness, administrations and any other stakeholders31/01/2005
Modernized Community Customs CodeCustomsBusiness, administrations and any other stakeholders30/08/2004
The future of rules of origin in preferential trade arrangementsCustomsBusiness, administrations and any other stakeholders15/03/2004Summary reportpdf(93 kB)