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Simplified customs declarations process not always efficient, says CIOT

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The CIOT has responded to the HMRC consultation on an independent customs regime for the UK, noting the following:

  • Using the Simplified Customs Declarations Process is not always efficient, and delaying the timing of processing full import declarations (and having to carry out a bulk retrospective exercise later in the year) is more burdensome than complying with the full declaration process at the time of import.
  • HMRC could provide greater certainty for transit registration applications. For example, acceptance for one transit process with evidence of compliant trading could provide ‘in principle’ pre-approval for other transit options.
  • New systems and processes should be designed to be easily adapted, should new border taxes be introduced in the future.
Issue: 1577
Categories: News