Open dialogue involving the European Commission, stakeholders and interested parties helps ensure that rules and regulatory proposals keep pace with reality of rapid change. This dialogue helps to achieve the regulatory efficiency we need to foster best administrative and legislative practice tailored to meet the needs of business in the European Union in the third millenium.
The Commission is responding to ever-wider use of the Internet by making greater use of Interactive Policy Making (IPM) and similar Internet-based tools as an additional means to evaluate existing EU policies and conduct consultations on new initiatives. We hope that businesses, consumers and citizens will use these tools wherever possible, to help us to respond faster and more accurately to their needs.
This page provides an access point to consult the list of planned, open and closed consultations for customs. On our website you will also find an overview of tax consultations.
For further consultations and discussion fora, please consult "Your Voice in Europe".
|Title & description||Policy activity||Target group||Launching date|
There are no planned consultations for the moment.
|Title & description||Policy activity||Target group||Closing date|
|Title & description||Policy activity||Target group||Closing date||Questionnaire, results & summary reports|
|EU rules governing e-commerce transactions from third countries||Customs||All stakeholders||10/03/2022||Results|
|Interim evaluation of the Union Customs Code (UCC)||Customs||All stakeholders||18/07/2021||Results|
|EU Single Window environment for Customs||Customs||All stakeholders||16/01/2019|
|Public consultation for the evaluation of the EU drug precursors regulations||Customs||All stakeholders||02/11/2018|
|Exploratory Public Consultation on the establishment in the EU of Decisions relating to binding information in the field of customs valuation||Customs|
|08/06/2018||Follow this link|
|Public consultation on the exchange of customs related information with third countries||Customs||All interested parties on exchange of customs related information with third countries. This includes contributions from citizens, companies, NGOs, academics, public authorities, international organisations, etc.||16/10/2017|
|Open public consultation for the Evaluation of the European Customs Inventory of Chemical Substances (ECICS)||Customs||Businesses, professional associations, public authorities, customs laboratories, international organizations and any other possible users of the ECICS database.||06/06/2017||Follow this link|
|Consultation on rules on imports of cultural goods||Customs||Citizens, companies, NGOs, academics, public authorities, international organisations||23/01/2017||Questionnaire, results, summary report|
|Public consultation on a review of Regulation (EC) N° 1889/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 “on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community”||The proposal would impact several policy areas, notably Customs, Taxation, Trade, Home Affairs, Justice, Internal Market.||Public authorities, organisations (including SMEs) and citizens (both inside and outside the European Union).||01.06.2015||Questionnaire, results, summary report|
|Consultation on VAT collection procedures in relation to centralised customs clearance||Customs/Taxation||Public and businesses||31/10/2010||Consultation paper, summary report|
|Review of customs legislation on enforcement of intellectual property rights||Customs||Public and stakeholders||07/06/2010||Consultation paper, results and summary report|
|Customs tariff and chemical classification: Five minutes to tailor our services to your needs||Customs||Economic operators||02/12/2005||Results|
|Customs and security: draft implementing provisions concerning new security and safety measures||Customs||Economic operators||16/09/2005|
|Modernized Customs Code Rev. 4 - annex to impact assessment||Customs||Business, administrations and any other stakeholders||31/01/2005||Questionnaire, summary report|
|Modernized Community Customs Code||Customs||Business, administrations and any other stakeholders||30/08/2004||Summary report|
|The future of rules of origin in preferential trade arrangements||Customs||Business, administrations and any other stakeholders||15/03/2004||Summary report, statistical annex, Communication|