On 21 August 2012, the European Commission published new amendments to the EU’s Customs Code Implementing Provisions (CCIPs) through Regulation 756/2012 amending Regulation 2454/93. These amendments have been introduced to adapt the CCIPs to recent EU regulations related to, inter alia, exit summary declarations, new rules on EU statistics relating to external trade, and information in customs declarations related to the exemption from payment of VAT due upon importation. Most of these amendments will apply from 1 January 2013.