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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(17) 6 National Clearance Hub address

As part of HM Revenue and Custom’s (HMRC) digital programme, they’re currently centralising their postal mail facility and reviewing the various different addresses in use for incoming mail. (more…)

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(17) 4 Union Customs Code (UCC) Reauthorisation triggers

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) list of amendments to existing Community Customs Code (CCC) authorisations that would trigger the requirement to apply for a new UCC authorisation was published in the Customs Authorisations and Approval (CAA) manual CAA04020. (more…)

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(17) 5 Free Circulation of Goods to Parts of the EU

  Declaration type 'CO' will now come into force on 1 September 2017. (more…)

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(17) 3 Address for EADs to HMRC

Exporters can send Export Accompanying Documents (EAD) to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) using a new freepost address for indirect export movements from another Member State, where the UK is the Office of Exit and is discharging the EAD.Please see Customs Information Paper (09) 45 on the National Archives website for background details.The freepost address has changed to:FREEPOSTBT OPSEADFor queries relating to this Customs Information Paper email ecs.helpdesk@hmrc.gsi.gov.ukFor general HMRC queries contact Imports and exports: general enquiries.Click here to download the CIP.

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(17) 1 Tariff Preference Changes

This CIP details changes affecting entitlement to preference from certain countries and which take effect from the dates specified. (more…)

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(16) 70 Importation of Equipment Pre-charged with HFCs

From 1 January 2017, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment charged with HFCs cannot be placed on the market (more…)

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(16) 69 Annual revalorisation of the Euro to pound sterling

Revised limits affected by the 2016 revalorisation will come into force from 1 January 2017. (more…)

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