Dear Taxation and Customs Union,
Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
All Customs Declaration Forms for goods/products identified by TARIC codes "20029091", "20029031”, "20029011" where the country of dispatch/export is Italy and the country of destination is Canada, submitted between 01/01/2021 and the most recent data available at the time of your response.
If for any reason, Customs Declaration Forms cannot be provided in their original format, I am open to receiving the information requested above in an alternative format as long as the following details are also included:
- Commodity Code
I would prefer to receive the documents on a rolling basis, in case the Commission’s search for, or deliberations concerning, certain documents delay their individual release.
To the extent that it is possible, I prefer to receive documents in electronic format.
Should my request be denied wholly or partially, I kindly request to explain the denial or all redactions referring to specific exemptions in the regulation. Also I would expect the partial release of documents, in case of partial exemption according to article 4.6.
Please confirm receipt of this application. I look forward to receiving your reply within 15 business days, as established by the regulation.
via Cordusio 4,
Thank you for your request of 13/072021. We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents, which was registered on 13/07/2021 under reference number GESTDEM 2021/4507.
In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application will be handled within 15 working days. The time limit will expire on 04/08/2021. In case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due course.
You have lodged your application via a private third-party website, which has no link with any institution of the European Union. Therefore, the European Commission cannot be held accountable for any technical issues or problems linked to the use of this system.
We understand that the third party running the AsktheEU.org website usually publishes the content of applicants’ correspondence with the Commission on that website. This includes the personal data that you may have communicated to the Commission (e.g. your private postal address).
Similarly, the third party publishes on that website any reply that the Commission will send to the email address of the applicants generated by the AsktheEU.org website.
If you do not wish that your correspondence with the Commission is published on a private third-party website such as AsktheEU.org, you can provide us with an alternative, private e-mail address for further correspondence. In that case, the Commission will send all future electronic correspondence addressed to you only to that private address, and it will use only that private address to reply to your request. You should still remain responsible to inform the private third-party website about this change of how you wish to communicate with, and receive a reply from, the Commission.
For information on how we process your personal data visit our page Privacy statement – access to documents.
Please be informed that the Commission has taken precautionary measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduce the risk of infection of our staff, while ensuring business continuity. Since 16 March 2020, all colleagues in non-critical functions are teleworking. This may have an effect on the physical search of documents and internal/external consultations. As a consequence, the procedure to handle your applications may take longer than foreseen.
Access to Documents Team
We refer to your requests dated 13/07/2021 in which you make a request for access to documents, registered on 13/07/2021 under the above mentioned reference numbers.
Your applications are currently being handled. However, we will not be in a position to complete the handling by 04/08/2021.
An extended time limit for more in-depth investigations is needed in order to complete our assessment on the possibility for the public disclosure of the documents requested.
Therefore, we have to extend the time limit in accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents and we will do our utmost to provide you with a reply by 25/08/2021.
Be informed that the Commission has taken precautionary measures at containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to reduce the risk of infection of our staff while ensuring business continuity. Since 16 March 2020, all colleagues in non-critical functions are teleworking. This will have an effect on (physical) search of documents and internal/external consultations. As a consequence, the procedure to handle your application may take longer than foreseen.
We apologize for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause.
TAXUD ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS
Dear [email address],
In line with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, you should have provided a response by 04/08/2021. On 05/08/2021 you said you would require an extended time period and reply by 25/08/2021.
As that second deadline has now not been respected, I kindly request to provide a response as soon as possible.
Please be informed that we sent our reply to you on 16 August 2021. As explained in the first notification sent, Ask the EU is a private third-party website, which has no link with any institution of the European Union. To avoid problems when sending our correspondence to third-party websites, we kindly request to use your private e-mail address in future for access to documents requests.
Attached you will find the reply we have sent to you. Please deliver us a read receipt so that we are ascertained that you received the document.
TAXUD ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS