Commission sets out the strategic way forward for the EU’s Customs Union Brussels, 21 December 2016 The European Commission today adopted its long-term plan to give fresh impetus to the management of the Customs Union, a basic pillar of the European Union which supports and protects the Single Market. The role of customs authorities in ensuring our safety and security in the EU is increasing. A strong and well managed

Yes, it’s finally going to happen. The EC recently published its proposal to modernise VAT for cross-border e-commerce. Here’s the timeline: In 2018 A set of thresholds (EUR 10 000 and EUR 100 000) for cross-border supplies of electronic services will be introduced to help microbusinesses and SMEs. This means in practice that only businesses with cross border sales of more than EUR 100 000 will be subject to the standard rules.