The European Commission on 2 March 2018 proposed that customs authorities and economic operators be allowed to continue using, until 2025, existing systems for the completion of certain customs formalities.
While most new or upgraded electronic systems necessary to apply the provisions of the Uniform Customs Code will be operational by 2020, some electronic systems may not be fully completed until 2025. Therefore, the EC proposal would allow a small number of customs formalities to be managed by electronic systems that will not be completed by 2020, and existing electronic systems or paper-based procedures may continue to be used until the new systems are ready.
As noted in the EC release [PDF 234 KB], it has been proposed that Article 278 Uniform Customs Code be amended to allow the continued partial use of transitional measures until 2025 at the latest.
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