UK Customs Chief Executive on Brexit

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:

  • Staffing
  • 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:

HMRC Evidence session Treasury Select Committee 14 September 17

The audio/video link is here for those who have the inclination to see the committee in action.

We hope you find this resource useful. Leave a comment below and let us know what other Customs topics you would like to hear about.

Clearlight Customs provide Customs , Export and Import consultancy. Visit us at . Call one of our team on 01283 553099 for assistance.






, , , , , , , ,

Related Posts

Customs,Borders & Brexit.

A decisive step? 19 March 2018. UK and EU announced at a Davis-Barnier press conference that a “decisive step” had been taken in the…
Clearlight Customs – UK Import Export Customs Advisors

Postponed VAT Accounting coming soon

UK Import VAT Accounting changes The UK Government has confirmed UK Import Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) is to be introduced for all imports on…
UK Postpoed VAT accounting