Customs

 


MPs agreed clauses 23-56 of the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, in debates which took place on Thursday 1 February. Topics covered included procedure for agreeing changes to Customs and VAT rules, the impact of the move from acquisition VAT to import VAT, and factors to be taken account of when considering excise duty rates. No changes were made to the Bill.

MPs on the Public Bill Committee debated the first 12 clauses of the Bill and heard arguments around use of delegated legislation and factors that should be considered in setting customs tariffs.

MPs agree clauses 13-22 of the Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, in debates which took place on Tuesday 30 January. Topics covered included remedies for dumping, appointment of customs agents and procedures for approving authorised economic operators.

MPs on the Public Bill Committee heard oral evidence and questioned Customs experts, business representatives and other witnesses as they began their deliberations on the Taxation (Cross Border Trade) Bill (also known as the Customs Bill). The CIOT's submission to the committee was discussed.

Report on Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill second reading debate in the House of Commons on Monday 8 January 2018.

17 MPs made speeches, and others contributed through interventions, to the debate on the ‘Ways and Means Resolution’ paving the way for the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill (also known as the Customs Bill). The resolutions were approved, unamended.

HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson and other officials appeared before the PAC to answer questions on Customs and Brexit. Ahead of the hearing he wrote to PAC chair Meg Hillier to update her and the Committee on the delivery of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS).