On 25 June 2012, the EU-China Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (JCCC) met and exchanged views on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRs), supply chain security and risk management, fight against fraud and statistical cooperation between the EU and China.

The JCCC also extended the “Joint understanding on smart and secure trade lanes” (SSTL) pilot project which tests end-to-end supply chain security and involves the exchange of pre-arrival/departure security data between customs authorities, the use of eSeals, minimising controls upon import via recognition of controls at export, the application of minimum control standards, communication of control results, testing joint risk criteria, and Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs).