Committee hears about system of checks at EU external borders

06 February 2018

As part of the Lords EU Select Committee's follow up inquiry in to Brexit: UK-Irish relations, customs officials from Switzerland and Norway discuss how external EU borders operate.


Tuesday 6 February in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 3.05pm

  • Mr Pål Hellesylt, Director for Customs and Trade Facilitation, Directorate of Norwegian Customs
  • Mrs. Hanne Solgaard Andersen, Head of Customs Procedures Department at Customs Region East – Norway
  • Christian Bock, Director General, Swiss Federal Department of Finance, FederaL Customs Administration
  • Lt Col Rebekka Strässle, Chief of Staff, Swiss Border Guard, Swiss CustomS Administration, Federal Department of Finance


  • The process for cross-border movement between Switzerland, Norway and neighbouring EU states.
  • How the UK's border arrangements with EU neighbours will need to change as a result of leaving the single market and customer union
  • How technological advances can change the way border controls operate

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