MASP - The Digital Future of Customs

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In the European Union (EU), new policies for electronic procedures are outlined in the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan for Electronic Customs (MASP-C), with paper-based customs procedures set to be completely replaced by the middle of 2025. MASP-C sets guidelines that will accomplish multiple strategic objectives.

  • Provide legal, business, and technical governance for new IT projects in the area of customs
  • Align all EU customs systems with the Union CustomsCode (UCC) and Common Transit Convention (CTC)
  • Facilitate more efficient trade
  • Enhance security at the EU’s external borders
  • Reduce smuggling and fraud with more traceable processes