Union Customs Code
The definition ‘customs controls’ is provided in the Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (article 5, point 3):
‘Customs controls’ means specific acts performed by the customs authorities in order to ensure compliance with the customs legislation and other legislation governing the entry, exit, transit, movement, storage and end-use of goods moved between the customs territory of the Union and countries or territories outside that territory, and the presence and movement within the customs territory of the Union of non-Union goods and goods placed under the end-use procedure.
- Topic(s): customs inspections and controls, incl. pre- and post-clearance
- Market(s): EU - European Union