25.4.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 145/1


Statement of the Commission relating to Regulation (EU) 2019/632 of the European Parliament and the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 to prolong the transitional use of means other than electronic data-processing techniques provided for in the Union Customs Code and to the joint statement of the European Parliament and the Council thereon (1)

(2019/C 145/01)

The Commission welcomes the agreement by the European Parliament and the Council on the proposal to prolong the deadline for the transitional use of means other than the electronic data- processing techniques provided for in the Union Customs Code.

The Commission acknowledges the joint statement of the European Parliament and of the Council which notes that any future work by the European Court of Auditors assessing the reports prepared by the Commission on the basis of Article 278a of the Union Customs Code could positively contribute to the avoidance of further delays.

Should the Court of Auditors decide to assess the Commission’s reports, the Commission will, as required by Article 287(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, fully collaborate with the European Court of Auditors and take full account of such findings.


(1)  OJ L 111, 25.4.2019, p. 54.