The European Union allocates €270 million for innovative customs control equipment

Good news to share, the EU will finance over 1800 pieces of customs control equipment in the next years. It will be done under the Customs Control Equipment Instrument (CCEI) programme. GScan is actively collaborating with the different customs in the Member States to be a provider of this new technology. CCEI is especially relevant for our SilentBorder project financed by the European Commission.

The EU launched the first call for the CCEI proposals in October 2021. It resulted in a total funding of more than €270 million for over 240 strategic Border Crossing Points and customs laboratories across the EU. This will allow Member States to innovate, purchase, maintain or upgrade state-of-the-art customs equipment.

A part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, CCEI supports Member States to finance detection equipment for goods crossing the EU’s external borders. The initiative has the twin aims of improving customs performance by contributing to adequate and equivalent results of customs controls throughout the EU, while helping EU customs authorities act as one single entity. The instrument is part of the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, with a financial envelope of €1 billion.

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