EU eCustoms Strategy

June 7, 2006
14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Golf - Jupiter Hall 1

Wieslaw “Wes” Czyzowicz, Professor& Head of Business Law Department & Customs Law and Policy
Logistics and Goods Turnover Department, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw Economics University, Poland
Fernando do Carmo, President
Anna Dubielak, Head of Division
Customs Department in Ministry of Finance, Poland
Jarosław Główka, Vice President
SKG Company, Poland
Frank Janssens, Head of eCustoms Section
Directorate General TAXUD, European Commission, European Union
Jean Marie Parasie, Member of HL TCG
TAXUD, Belgium

Panel Description

The worldwide competition involved not only companies but also state’s administrations. Between all of state’s authorities and services involved in the process of globalization and regionalization play border agencies. The particular role in them plays Customs services. Customs control and procedures require many specific documents. Their fulfillment and presentation in paper version are connected with the wasted time during the Customs clearance process. The paper version of documents there are also very sensitive for counterfeit and incorrectness. In the global economy, as well as in regional processes of economic integration, the simplification and facilitation of the Customs control requirements for business involved into international trade turnover is one of the important conditions for winning this competition. Simultaneously the process of facilitation and simplification of the Customs controls should give to business, human beings and nations safety and secure life. This aim is very difficult – how is it possible to have effective Customs control and in the same time present to business as much as possible facilitations and simplifications? That is the main point of interests as well as for Customs services and for business. “Time is money” – this proverb in international trade in goods is very true.

Panel has to explain this question in the EU e-environment, e-society in Europe and e-Customs in EU.

It will present needs for changes for EU Customs regulations (Community Customs Code, Implementing Provisions to this Code, national regulations), Customs procedures (Customs clearance, e-declarations, e-invoicing, etc.) as well as plans for e-Customs in EU and introducing non-papers relationship between Customs and business (Multiannual Strategic Plan – MASP, SEA, AES, AIS, NCTS, EBTI, TARIC, SEED, “Single European Authorization”, “One stop shop”, “Single Window”, etc.)