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News article2 March 2018Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union1 min read


Amendment of the UCC

On 2 March 2018, the European Commission proposed that customs authorities and economic operators be allowed to continue using, until 2025 at the latest, already existing systems for the completion of certain customs formalities. While most of the new or upgraded electronic systems that are necessary to apply the provisions of the UCC will be operational by 2020, some electronic systems may not be fully completed until 2025. Therefore this proposal would ensure that, in the case of the small number of customs formalities to be managed by the electronic systems that will not be completed by 2020, already existing electronic systems or paper-based procedures can continue to be used until the new systems are ready.

The Commission has therefore formally proposed that Article 278 UCC is amended to allow the continued part-use of transitional measures until 2025 at the latest

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Publication date
2 March 2018
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union