EU Customs Policy -
Union Customs Code Developments -
On 21 August 2015, the European Commission formally submitted its draft Delegated Act under the Union Customs Code (UCC) to the Council and the European Parliament (EP). This marked the start of a two month scrutiny period during which these two institutions check if the Commission has stayed within the limits of the powers delegated to it under the UCC. The scrutiny period can be extended by a further two months at the request of either the Council or the EP. However, on 8-9 October 2015, the Council decided that it will not object to the draft (and will therefore not extend the scrutiny period). As the EP had neither requested more time nor raised any objections by 21 October 2015, the Commission can proceed with publication of the Delegated Act...
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