EU Commission plans root and branch customs reform

The European Commission set out proposals on 17 May for what it said was the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968. The aim is to “massively simplify” customs processes especially those for trusted traders. Digital processes will cut cumbersome procedures and replace traditional declarations with a smarter, data-led approach to import supervision. At the same time, customs authorities will be given tools ... [+]

Wise men to advise EU on customs

The EU Commission has set up a group tasked with identifying innovative solutions to the most pressing problems facing its Customs Union, reports EUBusiness. The 'Wise Persons Group on Challenges Facing the Customs Union' will advise institutions and member states on how to prepare for new business models and technological developments, ... [+]

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