In order to stimulate “thinking outside the box” in the EU debate on the future of the Customs Union, the Commission calls on external expertise and establishes a “Wise Persons Group on Challenges Facing the Customs Union” (WPG).
The Customs Union is a foundation of the European Union and an essential element in the functioning of the single market
EU Customs facts and figures
Customs procedures on import, transit and export of goods: customs declarations, customs decisions, EORI, clearance, storage and more
Information on how customs duties are calculated, the application of the “Common Customs Tariff” and the rules of origin
Information on customs controls in the areas of security, environmental rules, consumer protection, drug precursors, money laundering etc
Find out about customs allowances, duty and tax free rules, VAT rules, counterfeit goods, travelling with alcohol, tobacco or pets and baggage control
Taxation and customs legislation, infringements, case law
Conferences and other events on taxation and customs topics
EU Training and Competency frameworks for Customs and Taxation
Supporting co-operation between national customs administrations - exchange information, develop skills and competences and share best working practices
The project, initiated by the European Commission, aims to replace paper-format customs procedures with EU-wide electronic procedures to create a more efficient and modern customs environment.
Every year, the European Commission publishes a report describing the customs serizures of articles suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR) such as trademarks, copyrights and patents.
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