On 28 July 2022, the European Commission published a call for application for members of an informal expert group to provide advice and expertise on certain elements of the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
On 22 July 2022, the European Commission published a public consultation and call for evidence to seek views from citizens and stakeholders on the upcoming reform of the EU Customs Union, which will be proposed by the end of 2022
On 15 July 2022, the Commission put forward a draft EU proposal for Ukraine to be invited to join the Common Transit Conventions (CTC).
Interested parties are invited to send comments on this discussion draft no later than Friday, 19 August 2022
On 1 July, the European Commission adopted a Decision enabling Member States to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the importation from third countries of food, blankets, tents, electric generators and other life-saving equipment destined for Ukrainians affected by the war.
From 1 March 2023, economic operators involved in handling, sending, shipping and transporting cargo, express or postal consignments to or via the EU by air have to comply with new advance data reporting requirements for pre-loading and pre-arrival customs risk assessments.
The Commission has today published its Annual Report on Taxation 2022, which highlights that EU Member States’ tax revenue has decreased for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, while public expenditure jumped from 46.5% in 2019 to 53% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis
The EU will finance over 1.800 pieces of customs control equipment in the next three years, under the Customs Control Equipment Instrument (CCEI).
On 3 June 2022, finance ministers adopted a directive amending EU VAT legislation to extend the application period of the optional VAT reverse charge mechanism until 31 December 2026
The Commission and Member State tax authorities have set up a subgroup on tax enforcement in the ‘Freeze and Seize' Task Force steered by Commissioner Reynders to step up their efforts against sanctioned Russians and Belarusians individuals and companies, as well as their associates