2nd May 2019
Welcome and Introduction Des Hiscock, ACITA Director General BREXIT Means Brexit - But What is BREXIT? Des Hiscock ACITA Director General UK Trade Policy David Henig, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) Shanker Singham, Competere BREXIT Deal -No Deal implications Dominique Willems CLECAT Dominique has also provided the following Guidelines from the French perspective, translated into English: DGDDI_Brexit_Customs_guidelines DGDDI_Brexit_SMART_Border Tunnel_VA DGDDI_Brexit_SMART_BORDER_ Ports_VA UK Trade Remedies Regime: Review of Existing EU Trade Orders Yves Melin and Danyal Arnold, Steptoe & Johnson LLP Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland Border Issues Marcus Fysh MP
7th February 2019
The ACITA meeting presentations are available to download. (more…)
16th September 2018
CDS update - HMRC - CDS Overview The first CDS entry was entered and accepted 7th September 2018. CHIEF currently handles 70 million entries per annum. Over 60 million of these entries are supplementary declarations. 5 million entries are full or frontier declarations. CHIEF is now 25 years old and is based on 1980s’s technology. CDS will replace CHIEF.
3rd August 2018
The ACITA Southern regional meeting was held at Maidenhead Golf Club on July 26th, the main topics being CDS and Brexit. (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…)
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…)
22nd June 2017
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.
16th May 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.