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.
On 20 July 2018 the Commission adopted the second progress report and Staff Working Document on the EU Strategy and Action plan. The report, in response to the Council Conclusions of December 2016, provides an overall qualitative assessment of the implementation of the EU strategy and action plan.