A new amendment of the Customs Code was published in the Official Journal on October 31st and is to be applied from today onwards. It concerns international musicians entering the European Union with portable instruments. It is now stated that they will be free from import duties if the use on EU ground is temporary
‘Total relief from import duties shall be granted for portable musical instruments temporarily imported by a traveller… with the intention of using them as professional equipment.’
This amemdment also aims at easing the return of European artists from international tours.