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Ongoing (updated on 09/07/2020)

EESC opinion: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Adopted on 17/10/2018

The Committee believes that the amount of funding allocated is insufficient considering the aims to be pursued and considers it important to provide equipment with the commensurate speed to those customs offices under greatest pressure to carry out controls, such as sea border offices.

EESC opinion: Establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment

Adopted on 17/10/2018

The EESC believes that the amount earmarked for the customs programme may prove to be insufficient in view of the breadth of the proposal's objectives and the targets set. It recommends Member States to increase their willingness to tackle fraud together.

EESC opinion: Customs Programme

Adopted on 20/09/2017

The EESC agrees with the Commission's proposal to develop the governance of the customs union, but believes that establishing it in a comprehensive way requires multilevel reform and resolute action on the technical front. It also considers that a switch to automated central clearance is needed.



European Parliament study, January 2016

European Parliament briefing - July 2014

European Parliament briefing - September 2013

European Commission - November 2014

European Commission factsheet

DG TAXUD - Evaluation

Adopted on 21/09/2016

On 12 June 2014, the Commission presented a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council codifying Council Regulation (EC) No 673/2005 of 25 April 2005 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America.

EESC opinion: Imports of certain products originating in the United States of America (codification)