Cefic proposes 5 steps for a customs framework

The  European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has published a position paper on the revision of the Union Customs Code. In a bid to align the European customs system with the demands of the 21st century, Cefic has presented a comprehensive set of proposals in its latest position paper. The chemical sector, which heavily relies on exports and secure access to raw materials, emphasizes the need for a customs framework that ensures fair trade while embracing the opportunities presented by digitalisation and sustainability.

On 17 May, the European Commission proposed its EU Customs Reform package to bring the customs union to next level and make it ‘fit for a greener, more digital era and contribute to a safer and more competitive Single Market’. According to Cefic, achieving this goal requires the implementation of five key steps which are detailed in the position paper and in this news post in more detail.