|Author (Corporate)||United Kingdom: HM Treasury|
|Series Title||Policy Paper|
|Series Details||October 2017 (Cm 9502)|
In the August 2017 policy paper, Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper, the United Kingdom government set out its proposals for an ambitious new customs relationship with the EU and confirmed that, regardless of the outcome of negotiations, the UK would need new customs legislation in place by March 2019. Later in 2017, the UK government would bring a ‘Customs Bill’ before parliament*.
This White Paper published in October 2017 explained the government’s approach to the bill. It set out how the current customs, VAT and excise regimes operate for cross border transactions, why the bill was necessary, and what the bill would contain.
The UK Government also published on the 9 October 2017 a separate White Paper Preparing for our future UK trade policy.
* The Customs Bill was introduced on the 20 November 2017. Note that its formal title was Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill 2017-19.
The Customs Bill would give the UK the power to:
+ charge customs duty on goods; define how goods will be classified , set and vary the rates of customs duty and any quotas
The programme was dominated by proposed legislation dealing with the United Kingdom's planned leaving of the European Union. Eight of the twenty seven bills to be introduced were connected with Brexit.
+ European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (introduced on the 13 July 2017)
For more details on these bills click here.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets, Taxation|
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|