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 1073 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
30.05.2024  .
Decision com(2024)227
 
29.05.2024  .
com(2024)216
 
16.05.2024  .
Regulation com(2024)201
 
15.05.2024  .
Regulation com(2024)200
 
08.04.2024  .
com(2024)152
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 510 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
08.04.2024  .
com(2024)154
 
30.01.2024  Authorisation of Sweden to apply reduced excise duty rates on electricity consumed by households and service sector companies located in certain areas in the North of ...
com(2024)39
 
22.01.2024  Authorisation of Sweden to apply a reduced rate of taxation to electricity directly provided to vessels at berth in a port.
com(2024)18
 
24.11.2023  Signing of the amendment of the Agreement with Norway on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of claims in the field of VAT.
Decision com(2023)734
 
21.11.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2021/2283 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products.
Regulation com(2023)721
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 1044 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
20.08.2021  Authorisation of Italy to apply reduced rates of excise duty to gas oil used for heating purposes and to electricity supplied in the municipality of Campione d'Italia.
Directive com(2021)485
 
07.07.2020  EU position as regards the amendment of certain provisions of Protocol II concerning the definition of 'originating products' and methods of administrative cooperation.
Decision com(2020)295
 
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