Have your say on improving UK customs system 

Have your say on improving UK customs system 

Published: April 4th, 2022

The Government is urging businesses across the Marches to have their say on how the UK’s customs system can be improved by simplifying processes for traders and embracing innovation. 

A consultation process seeking the views of business has been launched and will run until May 2 this year. 

The Government wants to hear from any businesses which have views on: 

  • the customs intermediary sector 
  • the Simplified Customs Declaration Process (SCDP) 
  • the Transit facilitation

A spokesman said: “By taking a fresh look at the fundamental building blocks of the UK’s customs system, the government wants to use this opportunity to gather and consider a wide range of evidence on how the customs system is working and changes that could be made to make it simpler, easier and more responsive to stakeholders’ needs. 

“This evidence will support changes to policy or processes to make it easier for traders to navigate the UK’s customs system. 

“The government welcomes engagement from any individual or business with views on the future of the UK’s customs regime.” 

The consultation is likely to be of most benefit to traders, intermediaries, freight forwarders, fast parcels operators and hauliers, and will also be of interest to business representative organisations, trade bodies or customs consultancies that help traders with their customs affairs. 

The spokesman added: “Respondents may choose to respond to some or all of the questions in this document. HMRC and HM Treasury welcome partial responses, focused on the aspects of the customs regime that are most relevant to the respondent.” 

To view the consultation document and take part visit https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/call-for-evidence-an-independent-customs-regime 

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