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Impact of future UK-EU trading arrangements examined

24 October 2018

The International Trade Committee continues inquiry examining impact of future UK-EU trading arrangements on wider trade policy, including use of technology at borders

Witnesses

Wednesday 24 October, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Richard Wade, Management Committee, Automated Customs and International Trade Association (ACITA)
  • Bryn Ward, Managing Director, UK Customs Solutions Limited

At 11.00am

  • Dr Graham Gudgin, Chief Economic Adviser, Policy Exchange
  • Joseph Owen, Associate Director Brexit Programme, Institute for Government

First panel

The first panel of the session will focus on the impact of the various possible outcomes of the Brexit negotiations on border and customs processes.

This will include examination of the Government’s Chequers proposal, and the readiness of UK borders in a variety of scenarios. The Committee will also examine the potential for technology at borders, such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Second panel

In the second panel of the session, the Committee will hear from the Institute for Government and Policy Exchange about what the Government’s proposals regarding the UK-EU relationship could mean for wider UK trade policy.

The Committee is expected to consider the impact of these proposals on the UK’s ability to strike new trade deals after Brexit, as well as what the “backstop” arrangements that have been proposed by the EU and UK could mean for border and customs processes.

Further information

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