Committee questions experts on future customs arrangements after Brexit

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24 May 2018

The EU External Affairs Sub-Committee holds a double evidence session as part of its inquiry, Brexit: customs arrangements.


Thursday 24 May 2018 in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Andrew Meaney, Head of Transport, Oxera Consulting LLP;
  • Stephen Adams, Senior Director, Global Counsel; and
  • Dr Lars Karlsson, President, KGH Border Services, and Managing Director, KGH Global Consulting.

At 11.00am

  • Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy, Institute of Directors (IoD).

Likely questions

  • Which of the two options proposed by the Government would be preferable to UK businesses and why? What would the impact of either option be on the supply chains of businesses?
  • What role can trusted trader programmes play in the post-Brexit UK-EU trade relationship? Would they alleviate some of the administrative burden?
  • What capabilities do businesses have to deal with rules of origin? Could you provide an example of the costs and extent of paperwork needed to prove a product's origin?
  • In its policy report 'Customising Brexit' the IoD outlined a hybrid customs option which combines a customs union with the EU and a trade agreement. Has the IoD discussed this report with the UK Government and, if so, what has the response been?

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