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Taxation and Customs Union

Customs duties mean revenue

Customs duties are one of the sources of income for the EU and its Member States.

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Customs duties are one of the sources of income for the EU and its Member States.

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Source: DG Taxation and Customs Union, DG Budget and Eurostat

In 2020 the contribution of customs duties to the EU budget was 19.9 trillion euros
Ratio of unpaid customs duties compared with the total amount of duties collected : 1.97%

Duties collected in 2020 decreased compared to 2019, to EUR 24 833 billion, in line with the value of goods imported. The share of customs duties in the total EU revenue decreased from 13% in 2019 to 11.4% in 2020. The picture below shows the structure of EU revenue in 2020.

Source: DG Budget
* GNI- Gross National Income