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The Supreme Commision On Customs Contestation

The Supreme Commission on Customs Contestation is a Collegiate Permanent Advisory Body which is amenable to the Ministry of Finance.

It was founded in 1920 according to article 10 of the Royal Decree of the 25th of July 1920 (Official Government Gazette No 170/A/3-7-1920).

The Supreme Commission on Customs Contestation functions according to article 114 of the Presidential Decree 284/88 which refers to the "Organization of the Central Office of the Ministry of Finance" and its subsequent amendments.

It's function is dictated by articles 13, 14 and 15 of Law 2690/1999 (Official Government  Gazette No 45/A/9.3.1999). "Ratification of the Code of Administrative Procedure and Other Provisions", Chapter 2 "Collective Administrative Bodies".

The Secretariat of the Supreme Commission on Customs Contestation comprises an Independent Office which is based at the Central Office of the General Chemical State Laboratory. The Independent Office of the Secretariat of the Supreme Commission on Customs Contestation is responsible for the proper functioning of the Commission and is supervised by a chemist working for the Central Office of the General Chemical State Laboratory.

The meetings of the board of the Supreme Commission on Customs Contestation are carried out at its boardroom which is located at the building of the Central Office of the General State Laboratory.

The meetings are carried out throughout the year. The appointment of the President and the members as well as the Secretary of the Commission is made by Decision of the Minister of Finance. Their term of office is two years.