Jon Thomson, Chief Executive – HMRC gave evidence to The Treasury Select Committee on 14 September 2017. A wide range of Customs issues were addressed and inevitably front and centre was Customs readiness for Brexit. The key topics were:
- Background to the “Future customs arrangements” paper
- Irish Border
- HMRC readiness for Brexit
- UK and EU Ports readiness
- Customs Declaration System project status (CDS)
- Post-Brexit HMRC Policy
Whilst there were are no revelations, the 3 most senior HMRC execs giving evidence provided plenty of background on Customs thinking during their 2 hour evidence session. They explained management thinking at the highest level of UK Customs.
To save you the time and effort we have summarized the key points here. HMRC-14-Sept-Select-Committee-summary (1)
The full transcript (44 pages) is available here:
The audio/video link is here for those who have the inclination to see the committee in action.
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