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On 12 July 2018, Member States signed the Charter of the Customs Administrations of the European Union to confirm the principles of protecting society, facilitating trade and act as one for now and the future. The Customs Union opened for business in 1968 by abolishing customs tariffs for trade in goods within the European Community.
Over the past 50 years, the Customs Union has developed into a cornerstone of our Single Market, keeping EU borders safe and protecting our citizens from prohibited and dangerous goods such as weapons and drugs. The signing of the Charter is part of the events to celebrate 50 years of the Customs Union. Together with the recently adopted First Biennial Report on Progress in Developing the EU Customs Union and its Governance, the signing also shows the way forward.
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The future starts... now!
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