Contribution of the European Sea Ports Organisation to the public consultation on the proposal for a regulation establishing the EU Single Window environment for Customs

15 December 2020

The European Sea Ports Organisation welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a regulation establishing a Customs Single Window environment (COM2020 673). ESPO believes that the proposed Customs Single Window environment could lead to further trade facilitation, reducing the administrative burden for businesses and increasing the efficiency of goods clearance, while also contributing to the ongoing digitalisation of the logistics chain.  

At the same time, ESPO asks the Commission to provide more clarity on the relationship between the Maritime and Customs Single Window environments. In addition, ESPO asks the Commission to provide businesses and economic operators with a clear implementation timeline setting out which steps will be taken and when, in order to achieve a well-functioning single window environment for customs.  

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