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Importing into France

Importing into France

Published on August 15, 2016
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French Customs launches a major support plan for companies within the context of the implementation of the Union Customs Code which entered into effect on May 1st, 2016.

Customs’ target is to help French logistical platforms to gain international market shares. It also insures that France is a key player in world trade by adopting a strategy combining both risk management and trade flow.

To meet these objectives, French Customs continues to innovate and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Alongside companies, it is the intention of Customs to prepare the supply chain stakeholders to these developments by providing them with procedures that fit their competitiveness imperatives.

Customs has now become an accelerator of growth for companies and for France, by directly participating in the development of the attractiveness of its territory.

French Customs will implement, within the next three years, 40 concrete measures to develop its clearance logistic activities in France, to generate employment and wealth.

Consisting of figure-based objectives, diversified customs packages, and quality commitments, this plan is designed to take advantage of the new European customs regulations to increase performance in France.

While maintaining exchanges at a high level of security, this plan mobilizes all the components of French Customs to simplify and optimize formalities, reduce customs clearance costs and time, and assist companies internationally.

With the development of differentiated treatments for companies certified as Authorized Economic Operators (AEO), Customs reaffirms its support to international trade businesses.

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