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News article13 June 2017Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

Commission adopts corrections and amendments to the UCC Implementing Regulation


On 8 June, the Commission adopted a correction and amendment to the Union Customs Code (UCC) Implementing Regulation. The text has been published in the Official Journal and the new rules will enter into force on 14 June.

The most important changes can be summarised as follows:

  • Clarification and simplification of the rules for issuing a long-term supplier's declaration (for instance, re-introduction of the possibility of issuing at any point in the year a single declaration covering the full calendar year – Article 62);
  • More time is given to exporters to get a Registered Exporter (REX) number for the purposes of the Trade Facilitation Agreements, particularly for the EU-Canada agreement (CETA) [Article 68];
  • International Road Transport is better secured in financial terms because the limit up to which any guaranteeing association may become liable in relation to a particular international road transport (TIR) operation has increased from EUR 60 000 to EUR 100 000 [Article 163];
  • The rules for designating the customs office of exit in cases of export followed by transit of excise goods have been clarified [Article 329(8)].

See the text of the amendment
More information on the UCC


Publication date
13 June 2017
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union