About this initiative


This proposal provides a framework for customs Single Window services in the EU. It will cover the exchange of information between national customs administrations and EU systems managing certificates, licenses or permits required for cross-border movement of goods in different areas, such as veterinary, phytosanitary, environmental, agricultural, etc..

Type of act
Proposal for a regulation


Feedback: closed

Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
04 May 2018 - 01 June 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (5)

  • Cefic (Belgium)
    1 June 2018 Company/business organisation
    Cefic (Belgium)

    Dear, Hereby Cefic would like to give its feedback on the inception report for the consultation on the EU Single Window environment for Customs. Cefic is concerned by the proposal to develop a Single Window environment without legal framework (see Point B, Policy Options, ยง2). Indeed, we could end up in a situation where we will not have ONE EU Single Window (no MS obligation). If not all Member States join the Single Window environment for...

  • Freshfel Europe (Belgium)
    31 May 2018 Business association
    Freshfel Europe (Belgium)

    Freshfel Europe has been involved in various meetings since 2014, when the Single Window project was launched. As a follow-up to this engagement, Freshfel would like to warmly welcome the spirit and objectives outlined in the Commission Inception Impact Assessment for an EU Single Window environment for customs, and to maintain its engagement with the Commission as the initiative unfolds. The roadmap succeeds in pointing at the main challenges...

  • World Shipping Council (Belgium)
    30 May 2018 Business association
    World Shipping Council (Belgium)

    Please see attached response.

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Public consultation

Feedback: closed
Feedback period
09 October 2018 - 16 January 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Commission adoption

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Proposal for a regulation
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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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