€1 billion package to finance customs controls in EU

Mar 23, 2021

The European Parliament and EU Member States provisionally agreed to make €1 billion available for EU countries to buy, upgrade and maintain customs control equipment such as x-ray scanners and automated number plate detection systems. 

The Customs Control Equipment Instrument for 2021-2027 addresses calls from Member States for support in financing detection equipment that help control goods crossing the EU’s external borders. The agreement will now be subject to formal confirmation by the European Parliament and the Council.  Read more.