Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment
On 2 May 2018, the European Commission published several documents covering its proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The proposed date of application is 1 January 2021. The Commission notes that the proposals are presented for the 27 Member States and in line with the notification by the UK of its intention to exit from the EU. The Commission is proposing the establishment of a new Integrated Border Management Fund (IBMF) to provide support to Member States in securing the common external borders of the EU.
As well as contributing to the further development of the common visa policy, and the implementation of European integrated border management, the IBMF will also play a role in ensuring more uniformity in the performance of customs controls at the external borders. It will do this by addressing the current imbalances between Member States due to geographical differences and differences in capability and available resources.
The IBMF will consist of the following two instruments:
• An instrument for financial support for border management and visa policy.
• An instrument for financial support for customs control equipment.