EU Customs Reform

The Commission has put forward proposals for a comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union, which is being hailed as the most ambitious proposed reform since its establishment in 1968.

The proposed measures are intended to simplify customs processes for business, cutting down on cumbersome customs procedures, replacing traditional declarations with a smarter, data-led approach to import supervision, whilst enabling customs authorities to properly assess and stop imports which pose real risks to the EU, its citizens and its economy.

A proposed new EU Customs Data Hub, replacing current technology, will compile data provided by business and will provide the authorities with a 360-degree overview of supply chains and the movement of goods. Find out more here.