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News article24 June 2022Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union1 min read

The EU to allocate over €270 million to Member States for customs control equipment over the next three years

The EU will finance over 1.800 pieces of customs control equipment in the next three years, under the Customs Control Equipment Instrument (CCEI).

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The first call for proposals was launched in October 2021, resulting in a total funding of more than €270 million for over 240 strategic Border Crossing Points and customs laboratories across the EU. This will allow Member States to purchase, maintain or upgrade state-of-the-art customs equipment such as new scanners, radiation monitors, teams of sniffer dogs and other non-intrusive detectors for border crossing points as well as a variety of laboratory equipment for goods analysis.

270 million to support 240 strategic border crossing points and customs laboratories

Part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, CCEI supports Member States to finance detection equipment for goods crossing the EU's external borders. The initiative has the twin aims of improving customs performance by contributing to adequate and equivalent results of customs controls throughout the EU, while helping EU customs authorities act as one single entity. The instrument is part of the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, with a financial envelope of €1 billion. To learn more about CCEI, click here.

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CCEI - Infographic




Publication date
24 June 2022
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union