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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Post-Transition customs IT systems and sector preparedness

EU Goods Sub-Committee
Post-Transition customs IT systems and sector preparedness

Monday 9 November 2020

Start times: 10.30am (private) 10.30am (public)


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HMRC, business representatives, hauliers and customs specialists questioned on the roll-out of new customs IT systems for the end of the Brexit transition period, as well as the capacity of the customs intermediary sector (Top line)

Meeting details

At 10.30am: Oral evidence
Work Post-Transition customs IT systems and sector preparedness (Non-inquiry session)
Chair of the Association at Association of Freight Software Suppliers
Director General at The UK Association for International Trade
Director of Policy at Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
General Manager – Public Policy at Logistics UK
Chair at Cumbria LEP Logistics Sector Panel, and Managing Director at Tyson Burridge
At 11.30am: Oral evidence
Work Post-Transition customs IT systems and sector preparedness (Non-inquiry session)
Director of Customs Transformation at HMRC
Director of IT, EU Transition and COVID-19 Chancellor Schemes at HMRC

Areas of interest 

Possible questions that may be asked by the Committee include:

  • Is HMRC on track to deliver the required IT infrastructure in time for the end of the transition (and 1 July for the full implementation of import procedures)?
  • What testing and roll-out schedule is HMRC working to? What fallback options are available in case of delays or roll-out failure?
  • Will software suppliers have sufficient time to update their systems to link into the new IT infrastructure?
  • Are traders, hauliers and customs agents trained and ready to operate the new systems?
  • How successful has the Customs Grant Scheme been at increasing the capacity of the customs intermediary sector to meet the projected higher demand for its services?

Further information 

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)