Customs duties mean revenue
Customs duties are one of the sources of public finances for the EU and its Member States.
- In 2013 more than € 20 billion customs duties were collected of which € 15.4 billion was transferred into the EU budget, representing 11% of the revenue of the EU budget.
- The average customs duty rate is approximately 1.2%.
Structure of the own resources of the EU Budget
(figures for year 2013; 28 Member States; source: DG Budget and DG Taxation and Customs Union)