Inbound Logistics offers a look at the opportunities the EU’s new Union Customs Code (UCC) creates in the article “The EU’s Union Customs Code: New Opportunities for Greater Efficiency, Transparency, and Simplicity” by Descartes’ Martin Meacock. On May 1, 2016, traders in the EU and North American companies that trade with the EU or have operations in the EU, saw the biggest change to European customs procedures in the past 20 years with the introduction of the UCC. The article examines a number of new immediate and longer-term facilitations of the new customs framework and their benefits to the trade.