25 September 2023, Brussels, ESC together with other stakeholders organised a trade seminar on the EU Customs Reform Package.
The event took place at the World Customs Organisation and focused on the most essential elements of the proposals. The participants discussed the Trust and Control status that is going to replace the current Authorised Economic Operator concept to a large extent. Godfried Smit, the ESC Secretary General, focused his speech on relevant to shippers Automation process. The Data Hub of the EU Customs Reform will facilitate transactions but it requires a long implementation phase risking delays. The other topics covered during the seminar concerned Customs Representation, Temporary Storage, and Customs Authority, among others.
For more information about the event and its key messages, please see here.