Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 laying down the Union Customs Code
The Union Customs Code (UCC), also known as Regulation 952/2013, entered into force on the 30 October 2013, with application from 1 May 2016. The EU Commission has prepared a new proposal to amend the UCC in order to: correct minor errors and omissions; include new articles to align the UCC with the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and; address a request by Italy to include the municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano in the customs territory of the EU.
3. Explanation of the specific proposal in relation to the articles of the UCC that will be affected:
Article 4 - Customs territory of Union - should be amended to include the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia and the Italian waters of Lake Lugano within the customs territory of the EU – following a request from Italy. The proposed amendment to the UCC therefore merely adds the Italian territories to the existing list of customs territories of the EU. The Italian authorities have similarly requested that these territories also be included in the general arrangement for excise duty, however, continue to be excluded from the common system of Value Added Tax. A separate proposal for a Directive has been published seeking to give effect to this, through the appropriate means. To ensure consistency, these amendments would all apply from the same date (1 January 2019).
Article 34 - Management of decisions relating to binding information - should be amended to provide for additional situations in which the extended use of Binding Tariff Information (BTI) or Binding Origin Information (BOI) decisions can continue for up to six months,