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Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD)

Source: Europa Nu.

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 457 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
22.05.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial ...
Regulation com(2017)244
 
22.05.2017  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 1387/2013 suspending the autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on certain agricultural and industrial products.
Regulation com(2017)245
 
15.05.2017  Authorisation of the United Kingdom to apply reduced levels of taxation to motor fuels consumed on a number of islands, in accordance with Article 19 of Directive ...
com(2017)170
 
15.05.2017  Implementation of Council Regulation (EU) No 608/2013 (customs enforcement of intellectual property rights).
Report com(2017)233
 
21.04.2017  Implementation and evaluation of Council Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty.
Report com(2017)184
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 401 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
07.04.2017  Authorisation of Italy to apply a special measure derogating from Articles 206 and 226 of the VAT Directive.
Decision com(2017)169
 
23.02.2017  Amendment of the waiver from the requirement to submit entry and exit summary declarations for Union goods that are moved across the Neum corridor.
Regulation com(2017)79
 
08.02.2017  EU position on amendments to Annex III to Decision No 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council on the definition of originating products and methods of administrative ...
Decision com(2017)64
 
08.02.2017  EU position on amendments to Annex III to Decision No 2/2000 of the EC-Mexico Joint Council on the definition of originating products and methods of administrative ...
Decision com(2017)65
 
07.02.2017  Authorisation of Estonia to apply a special measure derogating from Article 287 of the VAT Directive.
Decision com(2017)61
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 1581 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
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
 
21.01.2016  Signing of the Agreement with New Zealand on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters.
Decision com(2016)9
 
10.11.2015  Authorising Hungary to apply a measure derogating from Article 193 of the VAT Directive.
Decision com(2015)557