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The video clip presents the European Customs Information Portal (ECIP), the Commission online business databases and eLearning courses in the customs and taxation
The video shows how customs officers in EU countries work, and how they co-operate with their colleagues across Europe within the EU Customs Union. Customs officers in four EU countries highlight successes in the fight against dangerous products, counterfeit, and smuggling in general.
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The clip shows a young boy playing customs officer in the 1960s. In today's EU Customs Union, the boy is a customs officer who checks the flow of goods at the EU's external border with the latest technologies. Customs facilitate trade.