EU launches consultation on exchange of customs related information with third countries

The European Commission has opened a consultation to assist in the determination of whether the EU should improve the existing mechanisms for exchange of customs related information with third countries.

The consultation aims to gather views from stakeholders on the following questions:

  • whether there the current situation regarding exchange of customs related information with third countries is sufficient and to assess whether the EU should act;
  • objectives to be met through exchanging customs-related information with third countries;
  • potential benefits and risk for the customs authorities, economic operators and the EU of systematic exchange of customs-related information with third countries;
  • scope, format and conditions of the possible information exchange; Possible options for the exchange of customs related information with third countries and their impacts.

The consultation will run until October 16.


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