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