The Union Customs Code (UCC) was adopted
On October 9 2013, the Union Customs Code (UCC) was
adopted, which establishes new EU customs rules. Implement-
ing rules (UCC-DA “delegated acts” and UCC-IA “implementing
acts”) were published in the Offcial Journal of the EU (ABI L
343) on December 29 2015. The UCC is applicable from May 1
2016. The UCC will serve as the new framework regulation on
the rules and procedures for customs throughout the EU.