EU Customs Policy -
Council Conclusions on the Union Customs Code -
The EU Council has adopted and published Conclusions on follow-up of the Union Customs Code (UCC). These Conclusions recognise the entry into force of the UCC package (i.e. the UCC and the detailed implementing and delegated acts) on 1 May 2016 as an important milestone for the EU Customs Union. They stress the importance of the transitional period ending in 2020 to fully implement the rules, along with the overall aim to follow a business-friendly approach (in particular on the IT side). In this respect, the Council invites the European Commission and the Member States to keep the UCC package up to date, to further develop centralised clearance and self-assessment procedures, and to enhance benefits for Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs)...
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