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July 17, 2023

Wednesday, 13 September 2023 | Reform of the EU Customs Union (10:30 am / 4:00 pm CEST)

In the first in a series of four webcasts, EY looks at sustainability and tax in an African context. We will start with an overview of the global sustainability and tax regulatory landscape, which will provide the insights and information needed to understand what this means for your business and for private sector enterprises in general – in Africa.

The EY Global Trade and Customs teams from the European Union are hosting a webcast “Reform of the EU Customs Union” on Wednesday, 13 September 2023. This 90 minute webcast will take place twice – 9:00 AM CEST and 16:00 PM CEST.

In this webcast, panelists will share insights on the proposals put forward by the European Commission and what the proposed changes could mean for businesses.

Please choose your preferred timeslot to register.

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If neither timing works for you, please register and you’ll receive the replay for you to view at your own convenience.

Why register for this webcast?

On 17 May 2023, the European Commission published an ambitious and comprehensive package of proposals to reform the EU Customs Union. Structured along three pillars, the proposals aim to establish a new partnership with business, a smarter approach to customs checks and a more modern approach to e-commerce. The proposed changes include a new way of clearing goods for customs by providing information to a modern, integrated set of interoperable electronic services (‘European Union Customs Data Hub’), the introduction of a new category of Authorized Economic Operator (‘Trust and Check traders’) and the clarification of the role and the responsibilities for importers, exporters and carriers. The reform also makes online platforms key actors for complying with all customs obligations, proposes to abolish the customs duty exemption of EUR 150 and introduces a five-bucket tariff simplification for e-commerce supplies. Apart from these changes,  other important changes are also proposed by the European Commission, e.g., proposals to harmonize the provisions on customs infringements and non-criminal sanctions for those infringements and the introduction of the new legal definition of ‘importer’. The adoption of these reform proposals will impact traders importing or exporting in the EU and businesses are recommended to begin assessing the potential impact of the proposed changes on their supply chain. 

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