ACITA Midland Meeting Minutes

17th April 2018 Venue: Triumph Motorcycles, Hinckley John Griffiths, HMRC – ITDLO – an update on CDS and Brexit EU Exit and Customs (click title to download the presentation) Lancaster House Speech - the UK will pursue a new strategic partnership with the EU, including an ambitious and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and new customs agreement. This will seek to ensure that cross-border trade with the EU is as friction-less and seamless as possible.” A White Paper was released by the Government called ‘ The UK’s exit from and new partnership with the EU. Point 8 stating ‘We will forge a new strategic partnership with the EU, including a wide reaching, bold and ambitious free trade agreement, and will seek a mutually beneficial new customs agreement with the EU.’ 15th August saw ‘A Future Partnership’ Paper being published The government has a vision of a highly streamlined arrangement which will simplify requirements. New technology will be implemented – CDS was mentioned. There is however no other new regarding any other new technology.

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ACITA National Meeting Minutes March 21st

Des Hiscock, Director General, welcomed members to the meeting and explained that ACITA had been invited to speak (more…)

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(18) 03 Customs duties repayment claims cannot be protected under UCC

This CIP covers changes to applications for repayment or remission of customs duties previously protected under Article 881 of the Union Customs Code implementing regulations. (more…)

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(18) 01 EU ban on the import and placing on the market of seal products

This is an update on the ban on importing seal, walrus and sea lion products into the EU, and what’s exempt from the ban. (more…)

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(18) 04 Flint Maize End-Use measures

The End-Use procedure enables goods to be imported into the EU for a prescribed use at a reduced or free rate of duty. (more…)

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INCREASE IN ACITA SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2018

INCREASE IN ACITA SUBSCRIPTION FOR 2018 ACITA is proposing to hold 3 National meetings during 2018 due to the changing amount of information available regarding BREXIT.  The dates are: AGM/National on 21st March 2018 Tuesday 10th July 2018 Wednesday 10th October or Thursday 18th October 2018 (to be confirmed) As we are currently holding the meetings at The IET, Savoy Place, London, which we are sure you will agree is an extremely pleasant and professional venue and suits our meetings well, we find it necessary to increase the annual fee in order to support our on-going commitment to our members and remain at this venue. We hope you like the new meeting format, which has seen the introduction of a panel discussion in addition to the selection of vibrant and informative speakers. During 2017 we attracted the following speakers: Stella Jarvis, HMRC; Paul Bedford Head of Customs Policy; David Henig, DIT; Gary Horlick Attorney at Law, USA; Yves Melin Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Brussels; and Jeremy White, Barrister at Pump Court Tax Chambers. The 2018 speakers who have provisionally confirmed are just as impressive and currently listed on the website.

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ACITA Southern Meeting November

ACITA Southern Meeting Minutes 09.30 am Tuesday 21st November 2017 at The Maidenhead Golf Club. Trade Remedies Pippa Thorogood provided an excellent presentation on An Introductory Overview to Trade Remedies. If you would like attend any of the Trade Remedies Stake Holders meetings or you would like to correspond with the Trade Remedies team, here is the email address traderemedies@trade.gsi.gov.uk Customs Bill: legislating for the UK’s future customs, VAT and excise regimes Corinne Nabavi led a discussion on the ACITA Response to the Government White Paper and all feedback is welcome. Next Southern Region Meeting Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Maidenhead Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead. If there is a speaker that you would like to attend the meeting, please advise as soon as possible, contact admin@acita.org.

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ACITA National Meeting: 18th October 2017

The National meeting, chaired by Corinne Nabavi, heard presentations on International Trade in the wake of the BREXIT decision.  [caption id="attachment_2692" align="alignright" width="248"] ACITA National Meeting[/caption] (more…)

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(17) 19 Update on trading between the EU and Canada

The new trade agreement between the EU and Canada comes into force on 21 September 2017.  (more…)

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(17) 11 CETA Supplement to CIP 10

CETA did not go live on 1 July and that there is currently no indication as to when it will go live and preferential rates should not be claimed.  (more…)

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