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European Council adopted EU single window for customs

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To make international trade easier, shorten customs clearance times and reduce the risk of fraud, the EU decided to create a single window for customs. Today the Council adopted new rules which set the appropriate conditions for digital collaboration between customs and partner competent authorities.

Efficient customs clearance and controls are essential to allow trade to flow smoothly while also protecting EU citizens, businesses and the environment. Once fully implemented, businesses will no longer have to submit documents to several authorities through different portals. The single window environment will allow customs and other authorities to automatically verify that the goods in question comply with EU requirements and that the necessary formalities have been completed.



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