ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) (Belgium)
7 August 2017 ECTA POSITION PAPER EXCHANGE OF CUSTOMS-RELATED DATA WITH THIRD COUNTRIES I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ECTA is very much in favour of a legislative initiative aimed at setting out a global framework governing exchanges of customs-related information with third countries. The reasons for this position will be explained in this paper. We have limited ourselves to assessing whether such a framework would enhance the protection of...
On behalf of the European Cocoa Association (ECA), we see the initiative as a way to improve change of customs information to facilitate trade , guaranteeing competitiveness and security and safety. We all support such initiatives for less admin burden and acceptance of same documents everywhere. There are indeed systems today but they focus on irregularities or are within trade agreements etc but there is no automated mutual recognition of...