EU adopt Union Customs Code

The EU Commission, responsible for Customs, has welcomed the adoption of the Union Customs Code by the European Parliament on 11 September 2013.

Among the improvements that will be introduced with the new Code are measures to complete the shift by Customs to a paperless, fully electronic environment, and provisions to reinforce swifter Customs procedures for reliable traders who, like Allport Cargo Services, are ‘Authorised Economic Operators’.

The Union Customs Code will serve as the new framework Regulation on the rules and procedures for Customs throughout the EU, streamlining, simplifying and facilitating more efficient Customs transactions.

You can read the full EU press release