|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||The European Union Explained|
|Publication Date||November 2014|
This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are.
The customs union was one of the European Union’s earliest achievements and remains a crucial asset in the global environment of the 21st century. A customs union means that members apply the same tariffs to goods imported into their territory from the rest of the world, and apply no tariffs internally among members. The EU customs union is highly sophisticated, so it already applies a wide set of common rules to imports and exports, and has completely removed all controls between its members.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Customs Union|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|