|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||C 217, Pages 4-7|
Strategy adopted by the Council of the European Union on 8 June 2023, setting out a framework for customs law enforcement cooperation and its cooperation with other stakeholders.
Customs is the leading authority for monitoring and controlling the movement of goods at the external border of the European Union (EU). Based on the competences and powers entrusted to them in national law, customs authorities contribute to the internal security of the EU by preventing, detecting, investigating or contributing to the investigation of crime. Customs activities in detecting and addressing risks before goods arrive in, or depart from the EU, and checking goods upon entry and exit from the EU are crucial in the fight against cross-border crime.
Customs law enforcement cooperation and its contribution to the internal security of the EU has evolved over the years. Recent global and regional crises had an impact on the global flow of goods, and the resulting risks increased. An ew customs advance cargo information system should strengthen the capacity of customs in risk management. It ought to bring new opportunities for improved cooperation between customs and other law enforcement authorities.
The Strategy seeks to strengthen the capacity of customs authorities to:
This Strategy builds on the successes of previous strategies. It retains the positive aspects identified during their implementation and seeks a further improvement of the overall approach. It also implements the Resolution adopted by the Council on the same day as regards customs cooperation in the area of law enforcement and its contribution to the internal security of the EU.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Taxation|
|Subject Tags||Customs Union, Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|