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Adapting Europe’s Customs Union to the new reality

4 Jul 2023
All Committees

In today’s economy, customs administrations are faced with a variety of complex challenges ranging from the growing importance of e-commerce and emerging technologies, to recent global crises that have put severe strains on supply chains. Simultaneously, the role of customs authorities has changed dramatically in the past two decades, and they now cover roles such as supply chain security, environmental and health standards revisions and trade facilitation. These changes have also been exacerbated by the ongoing reform of the Union Customs Code – the greatest reform made to the European customs ecosystem since the 1990s. Read more in our latest customs brochure, Adapting Europe’s Customs Union to the new reality.