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  1. 29 March 2018

    The German Customs Museum

    Federal Customs, which has some 39,000 employees, is a modern financial and civil administration institution, whose functions range from the provision of services to the exercise of sovereign jurisdiction. Customs employees in the German Customs Museum tell visitors about the diversity of the customs’ tasks, and recount their own fascinating experiences working for this institution.

  2. 29 March 2018

    The customs - Targeting product piracy

    To protect consumers and the economy - keep away from counterfeit branded products.

  3. 28 March 2018

    Financial relations between the Federation and Länder on the basis of constitutional financial provisions

    This report contains a brief explanations of how financial relations between the Federation and Länder are structured, as stipulated by the German constitution and ordinary law; an overview of the financial resources of the different levels of government in Germany; and an overview of key co-financing arrangements between the Federation and the Länder.

  4. 24 January 2018

    26th Subsidy Report of the Federal Government

    Federal government report on trends in federal financial assistance and tax benefits for the years 2015 to 2018.

  5. 17 October 2017

    2018 Draft Budgetary Plan Germany

    Germany’s 2018 draft budgetary plan presents the fiscal projections for the budgets of the Federation, the Länder, the local authorities and the social security funds on the basis of current trends and planning. One of the sources used as a basis for making these fiscal projections is the draft federal budget for 2018, which was approved by the Federal Government on 28 June 2017.

  6. 16 August 2017

    G20 Presidency – Finance Track Priorities

    This brochure provides an overview of the topics, events and goals for what is known as the Finance Track, the area of responsibility of the Finance Ministry and the Deutsche Bundesbank, during Germany’s G20 presidency in 2017.

  7. 19 April 2017

    German Stability Programme for 2017

    The 2017 update of the German Stability Programme was approved by the federal cabinet on 12 April 2017. It contains projections of budgetary trends at all government levels. By submitting the updated Stability Programme the federal government fully complies with its obligation for the year 2017 towards the EU to submit national medium-term fiscal plans.

  8. 17 February 2017

    Customs and postal services

    Special rules apply to parcels and postal items containing goods that are subject to import prohibitions and restrictions.

  9. 2 December 2016

    Two keys to reforming EU financing: more subsidiarity, more transparency

    In the debate over efforts to reform the EU budget, repeated calls are made (a) to ensure more transparent and fairer burden-sharing and (b) to replace the widespread juste-retour (“just returns”) mindset with a stronger focus on policies that serve the interests of Europe as a whole.

  10. 2 November 2016

    An ABC of Taxes

    Comprehensive, updated guide to taxes and taxation in Germany.