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Taxation and Customs Union

2014-2020 Customs programme

 For the period 2014-2020, the Customs programme had a budget of €522.9 million.

The Customs Programme supported the modernisation of the Customs Union, by:

  • Increasing information and data exchange between national customs administrations to better detect the flow of dangerous and counterfeit goods.
  • Supporting customs authorities in protecting the financial and economic interests of the Union, as well as in the correct collection of customs duties, import VAT and excise duties.
  • Devising better risk management strategies to protect the EU's financial interests; and help the EU better respond to security threats and transnational crime.
  • Continuing to facilitate growing levels of trade.
Infographic about Customs Programme

You can learn more about the achievements of the 2014-2020 Customs programme in this infographic.