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Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD)

The Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union has to manage, defend and develop the customs unon as an essential part of securing the outer borders of the European Union.

The main tasks are:

  • to eliminate fiscal obstacles that hinder trade between member states
  • to actively engage in international developments in the field of customs and taxes
  • to encourage cooperation between member states to combat fraud
  • to maintain contact with concerned parties
 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 515 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
15.05.2020  EU position within the World Customs Organization (WCO) on opinions, advice, etc. securing uniform interpretation of the Harmonized System.
Decision com(2020)196
 
08.05.2020  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2017/2454 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.
Regulation com(2020)201
 
08.05.2020  Amendment Directive 2011/16 to address urgent need for deferring certain time limits for the filing and exchange of information in the field of taxation due to COVID-19.
Directive com(2020)197
 
08.05.2020  Amendment of Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.
Decision com(2020)198
 
08.05.2020  Amendment of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2026 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.
com(2020)199
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 471 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
31.03.2020  Authorisation of Italy to derogate from Article 285 of the VAT Directive.
Directive com(2020)124
 
14.02.2020  EU position as regards the adoption of the internal rules of procedure of the Joint Customs Cooperation Committee established under the customs agreement with New ...
Decision com(2020)53
 
17.01.2020  EU position in 63rd Commission Narcotic Drugs on addition to list of substances in Table UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic ...
Decision com(2020)17
 
17.12.2019  EU position as regards the proposal to amend the Customs Convention on the International Transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets.
Decision com(2019)636
 
28.11.2019  Amendment of Implementing Decision 2013/677/EU authorising Luxembourg to derogate from Article 285 of the VAT Directive.
Directive com(2019)618
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 1551 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
08.08.2017  EU position as regards the proposal to amend the Customs Convention on the international transport of goods under cover of TIR carnets.
Decision com(2017)408
 
06.04.2017  EU position within the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin as regards the request of Ukraine to become Party to that Convention.
Decision com(2017)162
 
21.03.2017  EU position on the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin with regard to the amendment of Appendix II to that Convention.
Decision com(2017)133
 
28.02.2017  EU position on the addition to the list of substances in Table I of the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.
Decision com(2017)119
 
09.11.2015  Accession of Croatia to the Convention on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations.
Recommendation com(2015)556