EU Proposal Would Align Penalties For Customs Violations

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 6:05 PM EST) -- The European Union on Friday unveiled a plan to standardize penalties for customs violations across the bloc's 28 member countries.

The proposal, put forward by the European Commission, would seek to increase uniformity in how EU countries enforce customs laws, a move meant to improve certainty for businesses that trade in Europe and to eliminate distortions of the European market that stem from differences in enforcement among the EU's members, the commission said in a statement.

Although customs law is uniform across the EU, the bloc's...
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