Dear Commissioner Gentiloni,

The undersigned trade associations represent European Customs Brokers and freight forwarders, the Express Delivery Sector, the American Businesses active in Europe, cargo owners and Public Postal Operators.

Our members and their customers have a vast interest in a smooth and effective implementation of the new cross-border EU VAT e-commerce package. Today, we would like to request a delay in its implementation based on the current lack of readiness of EU Member States to properly implement the new rules by 1 July 2021. We recommend to set a new date for uniform implementation based on proven and tested readiness of all relevant systems and procedures in all EU Member States and not earlier than 15 January 2022.