The Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore has entered into force on 21 November 2020

t is the first “new generation” bilateral Agreement signed with a Southeast Asian country. The Free Trade Agreement contains a chapter on Customs and Trade Facilitation and introduces facilitation in the field of customs, new commitments to modernisation and simplification of customs procedures and improvements to speed up physical controls of the goods. It also strengthens the cooperation […]

Ukraine and Slovakia to jointly create logistics terminals

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelyan, the Slovakian State Secretary of Finance Ministry, Dana Meage, and Slovakian Minister of Transport, Arpad Ersek, agreed to elaborate the possibility for the developing of logistics terminals in Kosice and Mukachevo and decided to create a working group, which will include representatives of the railway companies from the two […]

EU – Hong Kong Customs cooperation

The volume of trade between Hong Kong and the EU makes cooperation between their customs authorities very important to the facilitation of legitimate trade flows and the preservation of supply chain security. On 13 May 1999, the then European Community and Hong Kong, China signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters (CCMAA). See Official Journal L […]

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Overall relations Customs relations and cooperation between the EU and Japan are part of the EU’s overall political and economic relations with that country. The Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part contains a number of economic and trade cooperation rules, […]

EU – China customs relations – a foundation for strategic partnership

What is new in the Customs Cooperation with China? The European Commission and the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China have reaffirmed their commitment to trade security and facilitation by signing the Strategic Framework for Customs Cooperation 2018-2020 during the EU-China summit held in Brussels on June 2nd of 2017. The implementation of the Framework […]