Customs check products entering or leaving the EU, implementing a wide range of legislations.
EU legislation lays down a set of rules to tackle animal, plant and public health threats.
Customs enforce legislation designed to protect the global environment.
Customs controls at the borders, prevent unsafe or non-compliant products from entering the EU market.
Specific requirements apply for medicines for human use and organic products.
The European Commission supports cooperation between Member States thanks to several expert groups.