|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 87, Pages 1-16|
|Content Type||Legislation, Policy-making|
Regulation (EU) 2021/444 - signed by the co-legislators on 11 March 2021 - establishing a Customs programme for cooperation in the field of customs for the period 2021-2027. It repeals Regulation (EU) No 1294/2013.
The Customs programme supports the essential cooperation between customs authorities across the European Union and protects the financial and economic interests of the EU and its Member States. It allows the joint development and operation of major, pan-European IT systems and establishes networks, bringing together national officials from across the EU.
The proposal was tabled by the European Commission on 8 June 2018, in the framework of the discussions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027. It aims to replace the Customs 2020 programme, therefore repealing Regulation (EU) No 1294/2013. A number of changes were introduced, including the opening of this programme to third countries. The Council of the European Union adopted a partial general approach on this file (excluding financial provisions) on 16 December 2018, followed by the European Parliament on 15 January 2019. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 15 December 2020. Following formal endorsement, the co-legislators signed the Act on 11 March 2021, which was published in the Official Journal on 15 March 2021.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs, Internal Markets, Taxation|
|Subject Tags||Customs Union, EU Budget, Multiannual Financial Framework [MFF]|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|