Oxford Research has won a new framework contract with the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union of the European Commission. This puts us on a short list for evaluations and related assignments in the fields of taxation and customs policies for the next four years.

Assignments will use a range of social research and economic methods to assess and provide evidence for policy-making across several areas where EU action is crucial. In tax, against a backdrop of increasingly mobile capital, these include common policies for VAT and excise, in addition to increased cooperation to share information and work together on income tax. On the customs side, implementation of the Union Customs Code and related initiatives seek to modernise and coordinate the management of EU borders while ensuring security and promoting trade.

The framework contract builds on recent assignments Oxford Research has done for DG TAXUD including evaluations of the Customs 2020 and Fiscalis 2020 programmes, the study on the implementation of the EU Strategy for Customs Risk Management and the study to support an impact assessment for an EU single window environment for customs. It also furthers our partnership with several other members of the consortium, including lead firm Economisti Associati, Coffey International, Ipsos and wedoIT solutions.

For more information on the framework contract or our work in the fields of tax and customs policies, please contact Senior Analyst Bradford Rohmer (bradford.rohmer@oxfordresearch.se).