18th July 2018
If you make customs declarations for goods imported from or exported outside the EU there are some imminent changes. (more…)
17th July 2018
The July JCCC EU Exit Trusted Trader Sub-Group meeting was lead by Mike Howe, Deputy Director for Customs Strategy and Tax design. The key highlights are listed below (more…)
11th July 2018
This additional ACITA National Meeting was held to update members on the fast changing Brexit landscape, especially in light of the Chequers negotiation and fallout, including the resignations of senior Ministers. (more…)
23rd May 2018
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.
22nd March 2018
Des Hiscock, Director General, welcomed members to the meeting and explained that ACITA had been invited to speak (more…)
19th March 2018
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…)
19th March 2018
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…)
1st February 2018
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…)
12th January 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.
27th November 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.