Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union in the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods and in the EU-CTC Joint Committee established by the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure as regards an invitation to the United Kingdom to accede to those Conventions

1. These documents cover the position to be taken on the EU’s behalf on an invitation to the UK to accede to the Conventions on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods and on a common transit procedure, as a separate Contracting Party, and on the necessary amendments to be made to the Conventions to reflect the UK’s accession to these on this basis. The UK’s accession to these Conventions and the consequent amendments will apply from the date when the UK is no longer a member of the EU, or when any transitional arrangements between the EU and the UK no longer apply.

2. By virtue of its EU membership, the UK is currently party to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure and the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods (hereafter the Conventions). The UK will cease to be party to the Conventions once it leaves the EU. In a letter dated 24 May 2018 to the Commission, the UK communicated its desire to accede to the Conventions as an independent Contracting Party.

Topic  Customs 
Department  HMRC 
Council Reference  11568/18 
COM Reference  COM(18)576 
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Associated file(s)


  1. 11568/18 - 380 KB - pdf
  2. 11568/18 + Add 1 - 339 KB - pdf
  3. 19 September 2018 Glen-Cash - 393 KB - pdf
  4. EM 11568/18 - 217 KB - pdf

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