Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing the 'Customs' programme for cooperation in the field of customs
2. On 2 May, the Commission published several documents covering its proposal for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The proposed date of application is 1 January 2021 and 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 withdraw from the European Union. The MFF proposal sets out the basis for the 2021-2027 EU programmes and is structured under seven expenditure headings. The Customs Programme sits under expenditure Heading 1: Single Market, Innovation and Digital.
3. The proposed Customs Programme set out in this more detailed sectoral regulation is €950m (£833m) in size. It aims to support the Customs Union and customs authorities in protecting the financial and economic interests of the EU, ensuring EU security and safety, protecting the EU from unfair or illegal trade and facilitating legitimate trade. It contains two major elements: human networking/competency building and IT capacity building. The majority of the funding is aimed at EU IT capacity building.