Launch of New Customs Risk Management System
On 1 January 2022, the EU started the operation of the new Customs Risk Management System (CRMS2). The system facilitates real-time exchange of information about security risks between customs administration of the 27 EU Member States. Risks may include health risks due to fake medical products, intellectual property rights infringements, environment and product safety risks, etc.
Paolo Gentiloni, Commissioner for Economy, said that “(t)he launch of this new system will deliver immense benefits for European customs authorities. It will mean that when dangerous goods are stopped at one point on the EU’s external border, this information will be instantly shared among customs offices throughout the Union.” He also stressed that CRMS2 will save the EU’s financial interests.
CRMS2 will connect 6,500 customs officers and risk experts, covering all parts of the EU external border. The CRMS is the key element in the EU’s customs risk management framework (CRMF).