Public Bill Committee calls for evidence on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill

Released 09 January 2018

The Public Bill Committee is calling for written views on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament.

The purpose of the Bill is to allow the Government to create a functioning customs, VAT and excise regime for the UK after Brexit. The Bill also contains trade defence measures to protect UK industry from unfair competition from abroad and provisions on trade preferences which allow imports from developing countries to benefit from reduced customs duties. The Bill follows publication of a Customs White Paper in October 2017 and a Future Partnership Paper on customs in August 2017. The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 23 January 2018; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Thursday 1 February 2018 but note the Committee can conclude earlier than the expected deadline on 1 February 2018.

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For more information, see Have your say on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill.

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