CLECAT and ESC call on Policymakers to carefully reflect on unforeseen Consequences of the EU Customs Reform

Brussels, 29 January 2024, European associations representing the interests of cargo owners and shippers (European Shippers’ Council) and Freight Forwarders and Customs Agents (CLECAT) are warning Members of the European Parliament of the unforeseen consequences of the EU Customs Reform proposal. The associations representing the large majority of European businesses in transport and trade repeatedly express their support for the overall objectives of the reform but warn that the programme is incredibly ambitious, and that MEPs should not become subject of wishful thinking as the benefits of a central EU Data Hub may not materialise, especially for SMEs which do not have the means to become Trust and Check Traders (T&C).

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