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Analytical examination of the acquis

CHAPTER 29 - CUSTOMS UNION

Agenda for the Explanatory Screening

31.01-01.02.2006

  

Agenda Items

Reference to EURLEX

Time

FIRST DAY – 31 January 2006

1. Introduction (ELARG – B1)

91/453/EEC: Commission Decision of 30 July 1991 setting up an Advisory Committee on Customs and Indirect Taxation (OJ L 241 30.08.1991 p. 43)

Council Resolution of 25 October 1996 on the simplification and rationalization of the Community's customs regulations and procedures (OJ C 332 07.11.1996 p. 1)

Council Resolution of 30 May 2001 on a strategy for the Customs Union (OJ C 171 15.06.2001 p. 1)

Decision No 253/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2003 adopting an action programme for customs in the Community (Customs 2007) (OJ L 036 12.02.2003 p. 1) Amended by 32004D0787 (OJ L 138 30.04.2004 p. 12)

Council Resolution of 5 December 2003 on creating a simple and paperless environment for customs and trade(OJ C 305 16.12.2003 p. 1)

Declaration by the representatives of the governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, concerning the continuing role of customs services after 1992 (OJ C 262 17.10.1990 p. 3

9.00-9.15

2. Customs rules and procedures, duty relief

Unit C3 – Pierre-Jacques Larrieu, Heidi Van Kampen, others?

  

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

 Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

 http://europa.eu.int/comm/taxation_customs/customs/

procedural_aspects/general/debt/index_en.htm

 Council Regulation (EEC) No 3925/91 of 19 December 1991 concerning the elimination of controls and formalities applicable to the cabin and hold baggage of persons taking an intra-Community flight and the baggage of persons making an intra-Community sea crossing (OJ L 374 31.12.1991 p. 4) Amended by 32003R1882 (OJ L 284 31.10.2003 p. 1)

9.15-10.45

  

10.45-11.00

3. Mutual assistance (OLAF)

Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97 of 13 March 1997 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters (OJ L 082 22.03.1997 p. 1) Amended by 32003R0807 (OJ L 122 16.05.2003 p. 36)  

Commission Regulation (EC) No 696/98 of 27 March 1998 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 515/97 on mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters (OJ L 096 28.03.1998 p. 22)

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-11.45

4. Cultural goods

Unit C1 – Karlheinz Kadner

Council Regulation (EEC) No 3911/92 of 9 December 1992 on the export of cultural goods (OJ L 395 31.12.1992 p. 1), as amended 

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 752/93 of 30 March 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3911/92 on the export of cultural goods (OJ L 077 31.03.1993 p. 24), as amended 

Council Resolution of 21 January 2002 on the Commission report on the implementation of Regulation (EEC) No 3911/92 on the export of cultural goods and Directive 93/7/EEC on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State (OJ C 032 05.02.2002 p. 3)

11.45-12.15

5. Cash controls at borders

Unit C1 – Karl Elsner

Regulation n. 1889/2005 of 26 October 2005 on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community (OJ L 309, 25.11.2005, p.9)

12.15-12.45

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – sections 4. and 5.)

12.45-13.00

 Lunch break 13.00 – 14.30

6. Customs status of goods / Transit (including IT aspects)

Unit C4 – Luis Kuhnen

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

Art. 54-55 

Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

Art 340a – 462a 

COMMON TRANSIT

Convention between the European Economic Community, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation, on a common transit procedure (OJ L 226 13.08.1987 p. 2), as amended

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation relating to the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 025 02.02.1993 p. 27)

Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation relating to the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 036 14.02.1996 p. 30)

Recommendation No 1/93 the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods of 23 September 1993 for the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods (OJ L 036 14.02.1996 p. 27)

Recommendation No 1/93 the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common transit of 23 September 1993 for the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 036 14.02.1996 p. 32)

Decision No 2/95 of the EC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common Transit of 26 October 1995 amending Annexes I to IV of Appendix III to the Convention on a common transit procedure (OJ L 117 14.05.1996 p. 14)

 Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community and the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway and the Swiss Confederation relating to the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 091 05.04.1997 p. 14)

Recommendation No 1/94 of the EC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common Transit of 8 December 1994 for the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 091 05.04.1997 p. 17) Implemented by 21997A0405(01) (OJ L 091 05.04.1997 p. 14)

Decision No 3/97 of the EC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common Transit of 23 July 1997 amending the Convention on a common transit procedure of 20 May 1987 and Appendices II and III thereto, and repealing the Additional Protocol ES-PT (OJ L 238 29.08.1997 p. 30)

Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Switzerland concerning the extension of the common communication network/common system interface (CCN/CSI) within the framework of the Convention on a common transit procedure (OJ L 102 27.04.2000 p. 52) Adopted by 32000D0305 (OJ L 102 27.04.2000 p. 50)

Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Community and Norway concerning the extension of the common communications network/common systems interface (CCN/CSI) within the framework of the Convention on a common transit procedure  (OJ L 204 11.08.2000 p. 37) Adopted by 32000D0506 (OJ L 204 11.08.2000 p. 35)

Resolution of the EC-EFTA Joint Committee on common transit of 2 December 1999 on the reform of the common transit system (OJ C 042 15.02.2000 p. 4)

85/250/EEC: Council Decision of 22 April 1985 accepting on behalf of the Community the Recommendation of the Customs Cooperation Council concerning the establishment of links between customs transit systems and of the Resolution of the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe concerning the same subject (OJ L 112 25.04.1985 p. 56)

Council Resolution of 23 November 1995 on the computerization of customs transit systems (OJ C 327 07.12.1995 p. 2)

Council Resolution of 21 June 1999 on the reform of the customs transit systems (OJ C 193 09.07.1999 p. 1)

Convention between the European Economic Community, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods (OJ L 134 22.05.1987 p. 2) Adopted by 31987D0267 (OJ L 134 22.05.1987 p. 1) Amended by 21989D0713(01) (OJ L 200 13.07.1989 p. 3) Amended by 21996D0514(05) (OJ L 117 14.05.1996 p. 18)

Decision No 1/89 of the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee 'Simplification of Formalities' of 3 May 1989 amending Annex II to the Convention on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods (OJ L 200 13.07.1989 p. 3) Adopted by 31989R2011 (OJ L 200 13.07.1989 p. 1)

Decision No 1/91 of the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common Transit of 19 September 1991 amending Appendix I to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 402 31.12.1992 p. 1)

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Swiss Confederation relating to the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 025 02.02.1993 p. 27) Adopted by 31993D0069 (OJ L 025 02.02.1993 p. 26)

Recommendation No 1/91 of the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee on Common Transit of 19 September 1991 for the amendment of the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 025 02.02.1993 p. 29) 

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2011/89 of 19 June 1989 concerning the application of Decision No 1/89 of the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee 'Simplification of formalities' amending Annex II to the Convention on the simplification of formalities in trade in goods and the application of Decision No 1/89 of the EEC-EFTA Joint Committee 'Common Transit' amending Appendices I, II and III to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure (OJ L 200 13.07.1989 p. 1)

 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS ON TRANSIT (section 02.70)

 OTHERS:

. Transit Manual:

(http://europa.eu.int/comm/taxation_customs/customs/

procedural_aspects/transit/common_community/index_en.htm)

14.30-16.00

Coffee break

16.00-16.15

7. Procedures with economic impact

Unit C4 – Matthias Reimann

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

 Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

 Council Regulation (EC) No 3036/94 of 8 December 1994 establishing economic outward processing arrangements applicable to certain textiles and clothing products re-imported into the Community after working or processing in certain third countries (OJ L 322 15.12.1994 p. 1)

 Commission Regulation (EC) No 3017/95 of 20 December 1995 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 3036/94 establishing economic outward processing arrangements applicable to certain textile and clothing products re-imported into the Community after working or processing in certain third countries (OJ L 314 28.12.1995 p. 40)

 Council Regulation (EC) No 1087/97 of 9 June 1997 authorizing imports into the Canary Islands of textile and clothing products and certain quota products originating in China without quantitative restrictions or measures with an equivalent effect (OJ L 158 17.06.1997 p. 1) 

16.15-17.00

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section 7.)

17.00-17.15

8. Security aspects of Customs Code

Unit C4 – Susanne Aigner

Regulation (EC) No 648/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 April 2005 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 117 04.05.2005)

Pipeline acquis: TAXUD/1250/2005 REV. 2 – to be distributed at meeting

17.15-17.45

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section 8.)

17.45-18.00

18.00 End of first day

SECOND DAY 1 February 2006

9. Counterfeit

Unit C1 – Christophe Zimmermann

Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 of 22 July 2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights (OJ L 196 02.08.2003 p. 7)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1891/2004 of 21 October 2004 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1383/2003 concerning customs action against goods suspected of infringing certain intellectual property rights and the measures to be taken against goods found to have infringed such rights (OJ L 328 30.10.2004 p. 16)

Presidency Action Plan

9.00-9.45

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section 9.)

9.45-10.00

10. Drug precursors

Unit C1 – Suzanne Stauffer

Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 on drug precursors – DG ENTR
- (OJ L47 of 18.2.2004)

Council Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 of 22 December 2004 laying down rules for the monitoring of trade between the Community and third countries in drug precursors – (OJ L22 of 26.1.2005)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1277/2005 laying down implementing rules for Regulation (EC) No 273/2004 and Regulation (EC) No 111/2005 – (OJ L202 3.8.2005, p. 7)

Bilateral Agreements with third countries:

. Council Decision 95/567/EC of 18 December 1995 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Bolivia on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L324 30.12.1995 p. 1

. Council Decision 95/568/EC of 18 December 1995 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Colombia on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L324 30.12.1995 p. 10

. Council Decision 95/569/EC of 18 December 1995 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Ecuador on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L324 30.12.1995 p. 18

. Council Decision 95/570/EC of 18 December 1995 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Peru on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L324 30.12.1995 p. 26

. Council Decision 95/571/EC of 18 December 1995 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Venezuela on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L324 30.12.1995 p. 34

. Council Decision 97/184/EC concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the United Mexican States on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L77 19.3.1997 p. 22

. Council Decision 97/389/EC of 21 May 1997 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L164 21.6.1997 p. 22

. Council Decision 98/708/EC of 3 November 1998 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Chile on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L 336 11.12.1998 p. 46

. Council Decision 2003/155/EC of 16 December 2002 concerning the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Turkish Republic on precursors and chemical substances frequently used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances, OJ L 64 7.3.2003 p. 30

10.00-10.45

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section10.)

10.45-11.00

Coffee break

11.00-11.15

11. Customs valuation

Unit C3 – Ursula Krampe

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

Art. 28-36. Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

Art. 141-181a

11.15-11.45

12. Computerisation

Unit A3 – Frank Janssens

None

11.45-12.15

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – sections 11. and 12.)

12.15-12.30

Lunch break (12.30-14.00)

13. Customs classification and tariff (tariff quotas)

 Unit B3– Philippe Delcroix, Henk Molegraaf

 Unit B4– Renato Lazzaroni (TARIC - Integrated Community Tariff)

 Unit B4 : Patrick Wallez (tariff derogations)

 Unit B4– Bernd Oehler

. Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

Art. 20-21

. Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

. Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256 07.09.1987 p. 1), as amended

. All acts included in Section 02.20.10, and sub-sections, Sections 02.30, 02.30.10, 02.30.30 and sub-sections, 02.30.50 and sub-sections

14.00-15.30

  

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section 13.)

15.30-15.45

Coffee break

15.45-16.00

14. Origin rules

Unit C2 – Isabel Garcia-Catalan, Jean-Michel Grave

Institutional, legal and proceduarl aspects

Non-preferantial Origin

Preferantial Rule of Origin

Binding Origin of Information

. Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 of 12 October 1992 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 302 19.10.1992 p. 1), as amended

Art. 22-27

. Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 253 11.10.1993 p. 1), as amended

Art. 35-123

. All acts included in Section 02.20.30, and sub-sections

. International Agreements (in chapter TRADE) - Origin Protocols

16.00-17.15

  

Questions and Answers session (15 minutes – section 13.)

17.15-17.30

15. Customs Unions (Unit B1) (TUR, AND, S.MAR) and   International customs cooperation

Unit B1

Customs Unions:

ANDORRA: 90/680/CEE: Décision du Conseil, du 26 novembre 1990, concernant la conclusion de l'accord sous forme d'échange de lettres entre la Communauté économique européenne et la principauté d'Andorre (OJ L 374 31.12.1990 p. 13)

SAN MARINO: 2002/245/CE: Décision du Conseil du 28 février 2002 concernant la conclusion de l'accord de coopération et d'union douanière entre la Communauté économique européenne et la République de Saint-Marin et du protocole audit accord à la suite de l'élargissement ayant pris effet le 1er janvier 1995 (OJ L 084 28.03.2002 p 41)

TURKEY: Decision No 1/95 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 22 December 1995 on implementing the final phase of the Customs Union (OJ L 035 13.02.1996 p. 1)

International Conventions (excluding transit-related):

. Kyoto (revised)

. Harmonised System

. Istanbul

. TIR

. Others

International EU Customs Co-operations Agreements:

. Canada

. Korea

. United States (2)

. Hong-Kong

. India

. China

. Co-operation Agreements with customs aspects (PCAs, AAs, etc)

17.30-17.45

17.45-18.00

List of Acquis under Chapter 29. Customs Union

Table listing the precise parts of Eur-Lex Directory of Community legislation in force :

 

02. Customs Union and free movement of goods

 

02.05 General

02.10 General customs rules

02.10.10 Common customs territory
02.10.20 Procedures for presentation and clearance
02.10.30 Definition of declarant
02.10.40 Customs debt inception, exigibility and extinction
02.10.50 Carry-over of duties
02.10.60 Recovery or remission of duties
02.10.70 Post-clearance collection of duties
02.10.80 Information binding the administration

02.20 Basic customs instruments

02.20.10 Customs tariffs

02.20.10.10 Common Customs Tariff
02.20.10.20 ECSC unified tariff
02.20.10.30 European Community's integrated tariff (TARIC)

02.20.20 Value for customs purposes
02.20.30 Origin of goods

02.20.30.10 Common definition used in non-preferential traffic
02.20.30.20 Rules of origin defined in the context of preferential
arrangements
02.20.30.21 EFTA countries
02.20.30.22 Mediterranean countries
02.20.30.23 ACP states and OCT
02.20.30.25 Countries benefiting from the system of generalized preferences

02.30 Application of the Common Customs Tariff

02.30.10 Tariff classification
02.30.20 Particular destinations
02.30.30 Tariff derogations

02.30.30.10 Tariff suspensions
02.30.30.20 Tariff quotas
02.30.30.30 Tariff ceilings
02.30.30.40 Reintroduction of customs duties

02.30.40 Standard rate of duty
02.30.50 Reliefs from duty

02.30.50.10 Returned goods
02.30.50.20 Victualling procedures
02.30.50.30 Other reliefs from duty

02.40 Specific customs rules

02.40.10 Movement of goods

02.40.10.10 Free movement of goods
02.40.10.11 Community transit
02.40.10.12 Other arrangements concerning movement of goods
02.40.10.13 Turkey
02.40.10.20 Extra-Community trade: EFTA agreements
02.40.10.30 Export procedures
02.40.10.40 Elimination of barriers to trade

02.40.20 Economic customs arrangements

02.40.20.10 Inward processing
02.40.20.20 Outward processing and harmonisation of standard trade
02.40.20.30 Free zones, bonded warehouses, handling
02.40.20.40 Other economic customs arrangements

02.50 Mutual assistance

02.50.10 In the application of customs or agricultural rules
02.50.20 For the recovery of claims in customs or agriculture

02.60 Proceedings and penalties

02.60.10 Settlement of disputes
02.60.20 Prevention of infringements of Community law

02.70 International customs cooperation

19.30.10 Police cooperation


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