Alongside last year’s Spring Budget, the Treasury made a series of announcements relating to the modernisation of the UK’s customs processes.

On 7 December 2023, the government made a further string of announcements on its progress in delivering this ambition to streamline customs procedures to make trade easier and more accessible to UK businesses.

IOE&IT members can sign up a one-hour Lunchtime Learning webinar about the government’s progress on modernising UK customs to find out:

  • What the government set out to achieve in the Spring Budget of 2023
  • The progress that was announced in December 2023, including responses to public consultations
  • Key takeaways form the consultation on ‘The Future of Customs Declarations’ and what the government’s conclusions mean for your business
  • Updates on the modernisation of customs authorisations and other key procedures
  • Update on the introduction of voluntary standards for customs intermediaries

The webinar will be delivered by IOE&IT customs and trade specialist Matt Vick.

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