Union Customs Data Model 4.0 goes live

The EU Customs Data Model (EUCDM) is the model for Customs trans-European systems such as NCTS, AES, ICS, EOS and for Member States national customs clearance systems. Its overall objective is to provide a technical instrument that models the data requirements laid down in EU Customs legislation and present a single and genuine source of […]

New form of customs declaration for low value consignments

Following an amendment to the Union Customs Code Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/2446, it will be possible from 1 January 2021 to declare goods up to 150 € using a customs declaration that requires 3 times less data than a standard declaration. From 1 January 2021 the existing VAT exemption for goods up to 22 € will disappear. In order to allow […]

EU Customs Certificate of Recognition

The Commission launched for the first time in 2019 the “EU Customs Certificate of Recognition initiative for academic customs study programmes (Bachelor/Master level)”. It is a step toward systematic recognition of customs-specific Bachelor and Master study programmes and modules within such programmes. The objective is to equip students with the optimal competencies to engage in – or […]