Taxation and customs union

Open public consultation for the Evaluation of the European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances (ECICS)

Title

Open public consultation for the Evaluation of the European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances (ECICS)

Policy field

Customs

Target groups

This open public consultation seeks the views of businesses, professional associations, public authorities, customs laboratories, international organizations and any other possible users of the ECICS database.

Period of consultation

From 14/03/2017 to 06/06/2017

Context of the consultation

ECICS, the European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances is an information tool managed by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD). ECICS allows users to:

  • clearly and easily identify chemicals;
  • classify them correctly and easily in the Combined Nomenclature; and
  • name them in all EU languages for regulation purposes.

DG TAXUD has commissioned an evaluation to assess how well ECICS is performing. The evaluation looks at how well ECICS meets the needs of its users and whether it continues to be justified. The evaluation uses five different evaluation criteria for this purpose: effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, sustainability and relevance.

Objective of the consultation

This open public consultation is your opportunity to contribute to the evaluation of ECICS. The results will shape the decisions on the future of the database. Please note that the consultation only covers the publicly available website, not the secure (CCN/CSI) version of ECICS.

How to submit your contribution

Respondents can fill an online questionnaire via the EU Survey Application which is available at the link below.

Please click here to start the survey.

Contact details

Responsible service

 

Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

Unit A4 - Combined nomenclature, Tariff classification, TARIC & Integration of trade measures

 

Email

TAXUD-DDS-ECICS@ec.europa.eu

Postal address

European Commission

Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

Rue Joseph II, 79
1049 Brussels
Belgium

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of consultation and next steps

Not yet available

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