This call for evidence seeks views on how customs declaration requirements can be streamlined and how technology can be used to make meeting them as easy and cost effective as possible.
Tell us how customs declarations can be made more efficient
This call for evidence is now closed. It ran for 10 weeks starting on 29 June 2023 and ended on 8 September 2023.
Subject of this call for evidence
This call for evidence seeks views on how customs declaration requirements can be streamlined and how technology can be used to make meeting these requirements as easy and cost effective as possible. This is part of the government’s vision within the 2025 UK Border Strategy for the UK border to be the most effective in the world by simplifying processes for traders and embracing innovation.
Scope of this call for evidence
Respondents’ are being asked for views on 2 areas:
- streamlining customs declarations
- use of technology to complete declarations
Who should read this
The government welcomes engagement from any individual or business with views on the future of the UK’s customs regime. This call for evidence is likely to be of particular interest to:
- freight forwarders
- hauliers, and
- customs software providers.
Business representative organisations (including those who represent businesses that do not currently trade internationally, but may consider doing so in future), trade bodies or customs consultancies that help traders with their customs affairs will also have an interest.