26 January 2023

World Customs Day: Statement by Members of the Trade Contact Group Advising DG TAXUD

Today, January 26th,  is World Customs Day.  To celebrate this day, 21 Trade Associations, members of the European Commission's Trade Contact Group (TCG) have issued a joint statement.  

The associations are congratulating customs worldwide, subscribing to this year's theme of World Customs Day - Nurturing the Next Generation: Promoting a Culture of Knowledge Sharing and Professional Pride in Customs.  European firms, unified in TCG fully support and endorse this theme. Customs education and training are the pillars of compliant, effective, and efficient international trade. 

2023 is a crucial year for the future of customs in Europe. Strategic proposals are imminent on the Review of the Union Customs Code and crucial eCustoms systems will start going live throughout the next twelve months. CLECAT, as part of the Trade Contact Group, looks forward to working closely with the European Commission & Member States to ensure a modern, global customs environment for trade.

Read the TCG statement below: