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1 Polish Customs Service After Accession POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE Wieslaw Czyżowicz. Director General, Undersecretary of State Warszawa, 5.04.05.

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1 1 Polish Customs Service After Accession POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE Wieslaw Czyżowicz. Director General, Undersecretary of State Warszawa,

2 2 Presentation Outline Polish Customs Service: current state, plans Challenges and priorities PCS: EU Single Market – Legal Environment Trade flow, EU external border PCS: Security through cooperation Conclusions Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

3 3 Current State, Plans Before accession officers Over 5 mln declarations/ reduced after accession by 80 % After accession – restructurization of employment New tasks and competencies- chance to maintain the level of employment Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SECVICE

4 4 Current State, Plans NEW COMPETENCIES –Excise –Import VAT –Illegal employment –Control of gambling –Common Agricultural Policy –International Trade Statistics Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

5 5 New Powers Pursuit, surveillance Coercive measures Covert investigations Controlled delivery Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

6 6 Consequences of accession New threats Need for higher security standards Effective control balanced with facilitation. New contents of an old challenge for Customs Challenges and priorities Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

7 7 EU Single Market; Legal Environment PCS- one of 25 EU Customs Services: Fully harmonized legislation (Customs Code + Implementing Provision) Not fully harmonized-operational capacity: need for national, complementary legislation Responsibilities, Powers, Organization Standards to be maintained and strengthened: Effective protection of EU Single Market Effective and client friendly clearance Flexibility High security standards – new demands Sufficient co-operation Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

8 8 Ammendments of EU Customs Code I Stage Authorized Economic Operator Pre-arrival, Pre-departure Information II Stage Complex Modernization of Customs Code – – Client oriented – – Simplificationof Procedures – – Harmonization of Sanctions – – Mission Statemt Included in CC – – IT Requirements Warszawa,

9 9 Kuźnica Bobrowniki Siemianówka Czeremcha Koroszczyn Terespol Sławatycze Dorochusk Zosin Hrebenne Korczowa Medyka Krościenko External border crossings Gronowo Bezledy Gołdap Braniewo Głomno Skandawa Zubki B. Hrubieszów Werchrata Połowce BALTIC SEA GERMANY CZECH REP. SLOVAKIA UKRAINE BELARUS LITHUANIA RUSSIA POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

10 10 Customs offices where declarations may be processed Before May 2004 Inland 187 Border 146 Total 333 After 1 May 2004 Inland 112 Border 49 Total 161 Inland and Border Posts Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

11 11 PCS new powers Increased enforcement capacity Good and still improving cooperation at national and at international level Joint operations at national level Participation in JCO at international level Cooperation through Customs Attachés Accession to CIS and Naples II Conventions Preparedness to host European Border Agency Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE PCS-Security through co-operation

12 12 Conclusions Flexibility and efficiency Balance between facilitation and control. New EU regulations Freedom of choice for traders Minimizing risk of trade disruption Protection of competitiveness PCS prepared to meet new challenges Warszawa, POLISH CUSTOMS SERVICE

13 13 Thank you for your attention Warszawa,


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