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News article15 March 2023Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union1 min read

Common Transit Convention (CTC): New arrangements with Ukraine as of 1 October 2022

On October 1 2022, Ukraine joined the Common Transit Convention - the international framework for the customs transit of goods that ensures simplified procedures between the EU and partner countries.

The Convention mean that goods can move much more easily between the EU and the so-called Common Transit Countries (Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, UK and Ukraine). In this way, the simplified rules, such as mutually recognised financial guarantees for customs transit and less controls, help to cut down on costs for EU and partner country businesses, while facilitating and boosting trade. Customs transit procedures between Ukraine and the EU will from now on be much simpler and more efficient.

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Common Transit Convention

Information from the Ukrainian customs authorities on customs offices of transit


Publication date
15 March 2023
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union