Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 on the Union Code of Customs has been amended and altered at various points. The changes concern, inter alia, preferential rules also.

Thus, the provisions on the validity of the long-term supplier declaration are recast in Article 62. In the future, a single declaration will apply both to goods already delivered on the date of the declaration and to goods delivered after that date. The maximum period of validity of a declaration is 24 months, which period should not exceed 12 months in the past or begin later than six months after the date of issue.

In view of the fact that the system of the approved exporter is to be replaced by the registered exporter (REX system) in the long term, Article 69 is supplemented by the fact that registered exporters, who are distributing goods.

Other amendments are mainly minor corrections such as corrections of certain wording, corrected references to other legal bases or adjustments to the annexes.

For more detailed information, see Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/989 of 8 June 2017 amending and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 laying down detailed provisions for the implementation of the provisions of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 Of the Council establishing the Community Customs Code (OJ L 149, 13.6.2017, p. 19)

Source: GTAI-News June 2017