Taxation and Customs Union

Customs Risk Management

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 Customs 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