Customs Controls

The Customs Controls Team aims at tackling smuggling at the EU land border and thus to be more efficient in preventing budget loss to the Member States.

The Team plans, carries out and evaluates JCAs “Joint CELBET Activities” in consultation and cooperation with the Risk Management team. The Customs Controls team focuses on planning controls based on sharing practical experience at commercial and passenger traffic, at the road and rail BCP level and additionally on the second line control out of BCP with customs mobile units. For JCA support missions within the “CELBET missions Framework” are organized together with the Cooperation team. In addition, the team develops and utilizes a vulnerability study to support the planning of control related activities.

The team leader is from Latvia. Experts are from Hungary, Greece, Poland and Finland.