|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 111|
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 relating to the development and deployment of the electronic systems provided for in the Union Customs Code.
Background and further information:
The provisions of the Union Customs Code (UCC) have been applied since 1 May 2016. A major goal of the Code is the shift to a complete use of electronic systems for interactions between economic operators and customs authorities, and between customs authorities, and the end of paper-based customs processes.
The Code provides that different customs processes should be covered by electronic systems while also providing that the details of and planning for such systems should be set out in a separate Work Programme. The UCC Work Programme draws up planning for seventeen UCC electronic systems in total, on the basis of the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (MASP) for all electronic customs projects that is prepared and updated regularly.
Article 278 of the Code provides that, until all the new electronic systems envisaged under the Code are operational, existing electronic and paper-based systems can continue to be used for customs processes. The Article establishes the end of 2020, at the latest, as the date by which the use of these transitional arrangements must cease. In line with this deadline, the Work Programme sets out step-by-step plans for completion of the work on the electronic systems by 2020.
The Commission and the Member States are on track to finish the major part of the work on the electronic systems on time. However, the last phases of development of IT systems are often the longest and therefore, while most systems will be completed by 2020, some will only be partially completed. Therefore it has become necessary to provide for a later date (2025 at the latest) for full completion of work on some of the systems.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Customs Union|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|