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 […]