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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(17) 10 Trading between the EU and Canada

 This CIP includes an outline of the preferential arrangements and how to declare preferential imports on CHIEF. (more…)

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(17) 8 Export Control System EU upgrade 1 October 2017

The CHIEF Export RFC29 upgrade will be implemented at midnight on 30 September 2017. (more…)

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(17) 7 GSP beneficiary countries changes

The European Commission have published EU Regulation 2017/217 announcing changes to the GSP status of Tonga and Ukraine. (more…)

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(17) 2 Central Community Transit Office CCTO Address

The CCTO’s address has been updated. (more…)

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ACITA Midlands meeting minutes

ACITA Midlands meeting Minutes 21st June 2017 at The Grange, Southam, Warks. BREXIT Update Questions were raised around the timeliness of the implementation of CDS and BREXIT. CDS is expected Q1 2019 which is an obvious clash with BREXIT timescales. There is talk that BREXIT could potentially bring 4-5 times more customs entries. CDS also includes extra dataset requirements which could also have a knock on effect to traders.

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CDS Feedback required before June 8th

Following the CDS presentation and discussion at the National meeting recently, there were a number of items that members wanted to see included in the new system. ACITA will submit a list of such requirements to the HMRC team but before we do please could you let us know what, apart from the general declaration processing capabilities, additional features and functionality you would find beneficial and assist you in ensuring better compliance and control of your customs processes more efficiently. Some suggestions already made include: 1)      Electronic C79s – This would reduce the time for input tax recovery and would reduce the risk of postal delays. Delivery could be either by email or by the government gateway system 2)      Direct trade access to MSS data – This would allow a trader to pull a specific report for a timescale and also to manage customs compliance in real-time 3)      Smart filtering for CPC codes – This would mean that a trader would simply not be able to enter or exit a commodity code to a procedure if not authorised. The Irish customs declaration system already does this 4)      Active monitoring of guarantees – This would be a real-time monitoring of deferment accounts and potential duty guarantees.

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ACITA National Meeting April 2017

BREXIT to prove very challenging for international trade ACITA Members heard the European Perspective on BREXIT from Yves Melin and the UK Perspective from Aarti Shanker who also covered  how current BREXIT negotiations are at a macro and political level so the detail will be some time. It follows that the two year timescale is very optimistic, hindering planning for many companies. Howard Levene and Jeremy White covered the more practical BREXIT issues. [caption id="attachment_2508" align="alignnone" width="300"] BREXIT was a topic of intense discussion[/caption] Howard Levene, Five Lanes Consultancy – Changes with CDS replacing CHIEF Stella Jarvis, HMRC was unable to attend and speak due to Purdah, imposed as a General Election had been called for 8th June 2017 so Howard kindly stepped in at the last minute to present information he received at a recent meeting regarding CDS changes. He was assisted on technical matters by Kevin Wright, Lorenzo Rossetti and Dave Willis.

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