The new Union Customs Code (UCC) has been in force since May 2016 Customs valuation law and publishes a new service regulation for customs valuation law. Customs valuation law is one of the most complicated areas of customs law. Companies should therefore be well informed of the changes in order to avoid excessive customs duties, subsequent collection and penalties.

The Federal Ministry of Finance has issued the service regulations adapted to the UZK. The authorities are thus implementing the new provisions of the UZK and its accompanying ordinances (UZK-IA and UZK-DA), taking into account the transitional provisions.

Changes in customs value by the UZK

The main changes in customs valuation law are as follows:

The service regulation is an internal guideline for the customs authorities on the application of the new customs valuation law. It is not binding on private individuals and is therefore generally open to attack.

The complexity of customs valuation law often requires professional legal assistance.

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