Taxation and Customs Union


Risk management helps customs authorities to determine the different levels of risks associated with goods being transported to and from the EU. It is a tool to help Customs Authorities decide which goods they will check and where.


Customs Risk Management is essential for protecting the security and safety of the EU and its citizens, the interests of legitimate traders and EU financial interests, while at the same time enabling the smooth flow of trade.

On the following pages, you can learn more about why Risk Management is so important, and how it works in practice.


Why is risk management crucial?


The measures: Customs
Risk Management Framework


The priorities: EU Strategy
and Action Plan for
customs Risk Management


Customs Risk Management Image

Infographic on Risk Management




International cooperation


Member States useful links

Belgium (BE)

In French


-Press releases:

In Dutch


-Press releases:

Bulgaria (BG)
Czech Republic (CZ)

Denmark (DK)

Germany (DE)


-Risk Management:



-Official press releases:

Estonia (EE)
Ireland (IE)


-Press releases:

Greece (EL)

Spain (ES)

France (FR)

Croatia (HR)


- Customs Risk Management Strategy:

Italy (IT)

Cyprus (CY)

-General home page in Greek language

-Link for risk management in Greek language

-General home page in English language

-Link for risk management in English language

Latvia (LV)

Social media:


Lithuania (LT)

Luxembourg (LU)

Hungary (HU)


- Customs:

Malta (MT)

Netherlands (NL)

Austria (AT)
Poland (PL)

Portugal (PT)

-Tax and Customs:


Romania (RO)


Press releases :

Slovenia (SI)

Slovakia (SK)

Finland (FI) 

Sweden (SE)
United Kingdom (UK)