New €1 billion package to finance customs control equipment in EU Member States

The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and EU Member States on the new Customs Control Equipment Instrument for 2021-2027. The new instrument makes €1 billion available for EU countries to buy, upgrade and maintain state-of-the-art customs control equipment such as x-ray scanners, automated number plate detection systems and other non-intrusive detectors for border crossing points as well as a variety of laboratory equipment for goods analysis. It will contribute to the implementation of the Customs Action Plan adopted in September last year.