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Ports: Exports and Imports

Question for Treasury

UIN 136203, tabled on 17 April 2018

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure a friction-free border for non-EU (a) imports and (b) exports at UK ports.

Answered on

25 April 2018

The UK delivers a highly effective customs service and is well-respected across the world, using procedures that are risk based and which maximise automation to deliver a swift and seamless service to the UK’s legitimate international trade. The UK has sought consistently to minimise business burdens and make trade as frictionless as possible.

As the UK leaves the EU, we remain on course to deliver an effective customs, VAT and excise system that enables trade to flow, HMRC to collect revenues, and the UK to have a secure border.

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