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.
EU Side Event: Progress in addressing the evolution of illicit drug manufacture – 14 March
On 14 March, the EU and its partners will host a side event in the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs, entitled ‘Progress in addressing the evolution of illicit drug manufacture’.
Import Control System 2 (ICS2) Release 2: Go-live
On 1 March 2023, the European Union launched the second release of its Import Control System 2 (ICS2), the new advance cargo information and risk management platform, to further improve protection against security and safety threats from goods entering the EU.
UCC Work Programme Progress Report 2022
On 10 February 2023, the European Commission published the fourth report on the progress achieved in the development of the electronic systems provided for under Article 278a of the Union Customs Code (UCC). This report was submitted to the Council and the European Parliament.
Standing with Ukraine: How customs and tax policy contributes to the EU response
It is nearly one year since the start of Russia’s ruthless war in Ukraine. DG TAXUD was heavily involved in this crisis response, identifying and implementing quick actions, and cooperating with colleagues in Ukraine every step of the way.
ECOFIN: Member States update EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes
On 14 February 2023, EU Member States agreed on the latest update the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions.
All excise duty transactions in the EU become fully electronic as of 13 February
On 13 February 2023, Member States will start applying new excise duty rules following an update of the Directive on general arrangements for excise duty.
EU-Moldova: New agreements on closer cooperation in the areas of customs and taxation
The Commission signed two agreements between the EU and Moldova which cements Moldova’s participation in the EU’s Customs and Fiscalis programmes.
EU preferential exports to Singapore shall be covered by statements on origin made out by registered exporters as from 1 January 2023
The Committee on Customs of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Singapore has adopted on 20 December 2022 Decision No 1/2022 amending the Origin Protocol of that FTA.
Call for proposals to manage and lead the EU Tax Observatory
The European Commission is publishing a call for proposals to enhance the involvement of civil society in the advocacy, design and implementation of EU actions to combat tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning and to promote fair taxation