Customs cooperation between the EU and the UNITED STATES is based on the Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters (`the 1997 Agreement`), signed in The Hague on 28 May 1997 and entered into force on 1 August 1997. The Agreement constitutes the legal framework for customs cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters and establishes the Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (`JCCC`), composed of representatives of the customs authorities of both Parties. The GCC is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the agreement and ensuring the proper functioning of the agreement. As a general rule, an AMCEN includes articles relating to areas in which the customs administration concerned supports each other, such as.B. the application of customs legislation, the levying of specific customs duties and other taxes, as well as the verification of the correct classification, valuation and origin of goods. In addition, the prevention, investigation and fight against customs offences, the creation of communication channels, the exchange of relevant information and the commission of official testimony are also part of the scope of the agreement. In June 1967, the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), which later changed its name to the World Customs Organization (WCO), defined the content of the “Model Agreement on Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters”; and most countries participating in the WCO take this model as a project for the signing of a CMAA. The ROC has signed agreements with other countries based on the WCO model and negotiates appropriate versions based on the status of the counterparty. The general terms and conditions are an integral part of the construction contract for each project and are included by reference in the owner/contractor or CM/contractor contract. You determine the rights, obligations and relationships of the owner, the contractor and the CM.
The agreements allow for the exchange of information, intelligence and documents that will ultimately help countries prevent and investigate customs offences. Agreements are particularly useful for U.S. attaché offices, as each agreement is tailored to the national capabilities and policies of a single country`s customs administration. The scope of the 1997 Agreement was extended by an agreement signed in Washington D.C.C on 22 April 2004 (hereinafter the 2004 Agreement). The 2004 agreement extends customs cooperation between the EU and the US to supply chain security and, in particular, to cooperation within the U.S. Container Security Initiative (CSI). It provides for the rapid and successful extension of the CSI to all Union ports that meet the applicable requirements. The 2004 Agreement also contains a work programme for other implementing measures, including the development of standards for risk management techniques, information for the identification of high-risk consignments imported into the Contracting Parties and industrial partnership programmes.
The GCC is responsible for monitoring the implementation and proper execution of the 2004 agreement. In June 1967, the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC), known since 1994 as the World Customs Organization (WCO), adopted a bilateral model of mutual assistance for countries to be implemented within the framework of a national customs policy. . . .