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Tue, 23 May


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Live Webinar: EU Reform Proposals

Join us for this Live Webinar + Q&A on the new EU Customs Reform Proposals, presented on 17.05.2023 led by Customs Expert Arne Mielken. Only 100 spaces are available (FCFS)

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Live Webinar: EU Reform Proposals
Live Webinar: EU Reform Proposals

Time & Location

23 May 2023, 11:00 – 12:00

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About the event

Join us for this Live Webinar on the new EU Customs Reform proposal of the EU, led by Customs Expert Arne Mielken. He will present the new structure of the Union Customs Code, highlight the key changes, look at the timeline and what happens next and offer some practical tips on what businesses can do to prepare. The session will also feature a live Q&A, we encourage you to send your questions to beforehand. 


The Commission has proposed the most ambitious and comprehensive reform of the EU Customs Union since its establishment in 1968.

According to the EU Commission, the proposal will simplify customs processes for businesses, replace traditional declarations with a more innovative, data-led approach to import supervision, and provide customs authorities with the tools and resources they need to properly assess and stop imports that pose real risks to the EU, its citizens, and its economy.

The 5 Key Changes of the UCC Reform

  1. A new EU Customs Authority will oversee an EU Customs Data Hub, which will replace the existing customs IT infrastructure in EU Member States and provide authorities with a 360-degree overview of supply chains and the movement of goods.
  2. The EU Customs Data Hub allows goods to be imported into the EU with minimal customs intervention without compromising safety, security or anti-fraud requirements. When it launches in 2028 for e-commerce consignments and other importers in 2032, Trust & Check traders can clear all their imports with the Member State’s customs authorities.
  3. Artificial intelligence will be used to analyse and monitor the data and predict problems before the goods have even started their journey to the EU, allowing EU customs authorities to focus their efforts and resources where they are needed most.
  4. The new EU Customs Authority will pool and assess information and expertise at EU level to improve cooperation between customs, market surveillance, and law enforcement authorities. It will also make online platforms vital in ensuring that goods sold online into the EU comply with all customs obligations.
  5. The reform abolishes the current threshold whereby goods valued at less than €150 are exempt from customs duty and simplifies customs duty calculation for the most common low-value goods bought from outside the EU. It is expected to bring additional customs revenues of €1 billion annually.

Arne will make reference to the following documents during the webinar.



Press Release

Click the top tight language symbol to change the language available in ALL EU languages. The official texts have been made available on the Commission press pages and a dedicated TAXUD webpage on the reform:

· Proposal for a revision of the Union Customs Code

· Strategy Communication

· Press Release, factsheet and Q&A

· Impact Assessment and a summary thereof


  • There are only 100 slots, they are given out on a first-come first-served basis.
  • by joining our webinar you agree to our terms and conditions which can be found on our website
  • The webinar will be recorded and made available via social media after the event. No names of participants will be shared, however, if you ask a question, then your voice and possibly image may be recorded and published. You consent to this by joining the webinar. 
  • By joining the webinar, you are also signing up for our weekly trade intelligence update, delivered every Monday at around 6 am into your inbox. You can opt-out anytime.

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