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Member States adopt conclusions on the Union Customs Code

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Publication of the guidance on customs valuation

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Draft proposal on guidance on customs valuation

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Compromise on mandatory marking of origin rejected by Member States

| The Product Safety and Market Surveillance package is still blocked at Council level as Member States remain divided on the key issue of mandatory marking of origin.

UCC guidelines on customs valuation

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Launch of a Project Group on Customs Debts and Guarantees

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UCC: Guidelines on special procedures other than transit

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