14 January 2019
On 14 January, FEPORT participated in the 28th meeting of the Customs Expert Group jointly with the Trade Contact Group. FEPORT is a permanent member of the Trade Contact Group. The Trade Contact Group provides the European Commission with regular consultations at Union level on the development and implementation of customs related issues and developments of customs policy. The Customs Expert Group is composed of national delegations from each Member State and provides advice and expertise to the Commission and its Services in relation to the customs legislation.
The meeting focused on amendments to the Union Customs Code Delegated and Implementing Acts. One of the key amendments currently under revision proposes amending the timeframe for the deployment of the IT systems created under the Union Customs Code. This amendment is crucial so as to ensure there is sufficient time for deployment and testing of new customs systems. The amendment is currently under revision in the European Parliament.