The long-awaited Union Customs Code (UCC) comes into force in the European Union on 1st May 2016. It is part of the modernization of customs and will serve as the new framework for customs throughout the European Union.
The new union customs code will streamline and simplify customs rules and processes. It will have significant implications for businesses involved in global trade in goods.
Some transitional arrangements will operate until 2020 in order for all EU members to prepare. For more information :