Customs 2020

  • https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/customs-cooperation-programmes/customs-2020-programme_en

Level of Financing (Eu Co-Financing Rate); For grants, 100% of the eligible costs where the latter are travel and accommodation costs, costs linked to organisations of events and daily allowances. Customs provides other types of interventions as well (not grants) such as public procurement contracts and reimbursement of costs incurred by external experts.

Additional Information; If you are a Customs official interested in organizing or participating in programme activities, you should get in touch with your national programme coordinator. This person can advise on the eligibility of your idea for funding and can inform you about any forthcoming initiatives being organized in other participating countries. You can also contact the European Commission: TAXUD-Customs2020@ec.europa.eu.

Programme Details

General objective is to support the functioning and modernization of the customs union in order to strengthen the internal market by means of cooperation between participating countries, their customs authorities and their officials. Customs 2020 supports cooperation between customs authorities in the EU to help maximize their efficiency and avoid mismatches in their work, which could hinder the functioning of the Customs Union. It will facilitate networking, joint actions and training amongst customs personnel, while also funding IT systems to enable the development of a fully-fledged electronic customs in Europe.

The Programme’s objectives are:

•           to support the preparation, coherent application and effective implementation of Union law and policy in the field of customs;

•           to develop, improve, operate and support the European Information Systems for customs;

•           to identify, develop, share and apply best working practices and administrative procedures, in particular further to benchmarking activities;

•           to reinforce the skills and competences of customs officials;

•           to improve cooperation between customs authorities and international organisations, third countries, other governmental authorities, including Union and national market surveillance authorities, as well as economic operators and organisations representing economic operators.

 

 Custom 2020 Programme provide support in the following areas:

•           Joint Actions pursuing the exchange of knowledge and good practice between customs officials of the participating countries.

•           European Information Systems facilitating the exchange of information and access to common data.

•           Training activities leading to human competency building for customs officials across Europe.


This grant will fund activities on:

– supporting the preparation, coherent application and effective implementation of Union law and policy in the field of customs;

– improving the European Information Systems for customs;

– identifying, developing, sharing and applying best working practices and administrative procedures, in particular further to benchmarking activities;

– reinforcing the skills and competences of customs officials;

– improving cooperation between customs authorities and international organisations, third countries, other governmental authorities, including Union and national market surveillance authorities, as well as economic operators and organisations representing economic operators.


These activities would take the form of:

– seminars and workshops; project groups, working visits, monitoring activities, customs administration capacity building and supporting actions, studies, jointly developed communication actions, any other activity in support of the general, specific and operational objectives.


The grant focusses on the implementation of the following priorities for 2019:

– Implement the UCC and develop and deploy the related electronic customs systems,;

– Facilitate legitimate trade and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of customs controls, including the cooperation with other enforcement agencies and bodies involved in the process;

– Reply to the increasing demand for customs to ensure that goods harmful for security, health, safety and the environment are duly controlled when crossing the external border of the European Union taking into account new constraints further to the growing success of e-commerce;

– Implement the European Union Strategy and Action Plan for customs risk management;

– Collaborate with third countries and international organisations;

– Implement the Customs Union Performance (CUP) as a management and communication tool;

– Implement a human competency building framework for customs.

Regulation; https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/resources/documents/taxation/tax_cooperation/fiscalis_programme/legal_texts_docs/customs_2020_regulation.pdf

Work Programme: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/sites/taxation/files/awp_2019_en.pdf