Declaration reform underway

EU’s new customs legislation is introduced in stages during 2016–2020.

The Union Customs Code and the requirements of its implementing provisions, have been applied since May 2016 regarding the rules and authorisation conditions for customs procedures. Authorisations previously granted by Customs will be reassessed and new decisions will be made from 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2019.

New requirements for customs declarations will be applied when the renewed declaration systems specified at the EU-level are implemented in stages. The renewed export declarations and transit declarations will be applied from October 2019 in accordance with EU’s valid Work Programme, and import declarations as well as safety and security declarations, will be applied from October 2020.

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