On 7 December 2021, the Commission welcomed the agreement reached by EU Finance Ministers, at the meeting of the ECOFIN Council in Brussels, to update the current rules governing value added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services
The VAT Committee has agreed new guidelines, including on the threshold for taxable persons making supplies of intra-Community distance sales of goods and supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services to non-taxable persons
On 2 December 2021, the Commission published its annual VAT Gap report which measures the overall difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected in EU Member States.
The European Commission has launched a new Customs Risk Management System (CRMS2) to reinforce the EU’s customs controls, and protect EU citizens and businesses, as well as the EU’s financial interests.
Introductory remarks by Commissioner Gentiloni at the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Tax Matters, 30 November 2021
Fake products with a value of almost €2 billion were seized in the EU’s internal market and at external borders in 2020, according to the first joint annual report published on 30 November 2021 by the European Commission’s DG TAXUD and EUIPO.
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The PEM transitional rules of origin are applicable between the EU and the Republic of Moldova as of 16 November 2021.
Value limits expressed in Euro and corresponding amounts in national currencies for Central America have been published.
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