|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 347|
On 29 June 2011, the Commission adopted a proposal for the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework for the period 2014-2020: a budget for delivering the Europe 2020 Strategy proposing among others a new Customs programme. The Customs 2020 programme will contribute to the Europe 2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, by strengthening the functioning of the customs union.
The proposed programme will support the cooperation mainly between the customs authorities but also with other parties concerned. It is the successor programme of the Customs 2013 programme which ends on 31 December 2013. The proposed programme will support customs cooperation in the Union clustered around human networking and competency building, on the one hand, and IT capacity building on the other hand. The first cluster allows for the exchange of good practices and operational knowledge amongst the Member States and incidentally other countries participating in the programme. The latter enables the programme to fund appropriate IT infrastructure and systems that allow customs administrations in the Union to evolve to fully-fledged e-administrations. The main added- value of the programme is generated by enhancing the capacity of Member States in raising revenue and managing increasingly complex trade flows, while cutting costs in developing the tools for these purposes.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Customs Union|
|Keywords||Customs 2020 Programme
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|