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Anjum Shabbir
29th October 2020
Data, Tech & IP Internal Market Tax

Single Customs Window Regulation: new proposal from Commission to digitalise and create a single customs clearance point

The European Commission has proposed a Regulation on the basis of Articles 33, 114 and 207 TFEU establishing an EU Single Window Environment for Customs that would streamline customs controls for various authorities involved in goods clearance, allowing them easily to exchange electronic information submitted by traders, and which would then only have to be done once.

Currently, various authorities in charge of different policy areas, such as health and safety, the environment, agriculture, fisheries, cultural heritage and market surveillance and product compliance require traders to submit information to them, each with their own portal and procedures.

Today’s proposal is described as ‘the first concrete deliverable’ of the Customs Action Plan adopted at the end of September, which includes digitising the sector, better cooperation, fraud prevention, and better enforcement aims (read this Analysis by Darya Budova for more information). 

Read the Commission’s press release here.


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