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EU: Customs data model for trans-European clearance systems

Customs data model in EU

The European Commission today issued a release concerning the EU Customs Data Model (EUCDM)—the model for customs trans-European systems such as NCTS, AES, ICS, and for EU Member States national customs clearance systems. The objective is to provide a technical instrument that models the data requirements of EU customs legislation and to present a single and genuine source of information for the technical developments of the different IT systems that are used for data processing by customs in the EU.


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As noted in today’s EC release, the “backbone” of the EUCDM is the data provided by traders to customs authorities by means of the different declarations and notifications defined in EU customs legislation. The EUCDM also contains the mapping of these data requirements against the WCO Data Model. 

The objective is to extend in the future the scope of the EUCDM by integrating data elements used for the purpose of response messages and those used for the exchange of data between customs authorities.


For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 |

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 |

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