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Customs & Trade Facilitation


The AmCham EU Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee supports changes to legislation which aim to provide standard simplified customs procedures and systems to be implemented across the EU. Such procedures and systems are beneficial to both customs and trade, as they facilitate the movement of goods, encourage compliance with customs rules and enable more effective use of both business and customs resources. This would provide a platform for business operating in Europe to remain competitive in international trade. 

AmCham EU strongly advocates for an effective partnership between customs, traders and third parties within international trade. As such, the CTF Committee has been an active participant in the various consultation processes on customs.

Current issues

  • Union Customs Code
  • Customs valuation issues
  • Customs related matters (IPR enforcement cargo security, customs penalties, mutual recognition AEOs (EU-US C-TPAT), e-customs)
  • Trade facilitation
  • Customs infringements and sanctions
  • Import VAT-related issues

Sectors represented

  • Law firms
  • Corporate

Customs & Trade Committee Video for Website


19 Mar 2018
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation

Industry groups call for action to upgrade the EU-Turkey Customs Union

5 Dec 2016
All Committees
Customs & Trade Facilitation
Plenary Meeting

December Plenary focuses on ‘Simplifying VAT to boost trade’