THE UK government has committed £180 million to build a UK single trade window that will reduce the cost of trade by streamlining trader interactions with border agencies. It is now asking members of Made in Britain for their views to help inform early design work
Currently, there are multiple government systems that are involved in moving goods across the UK border. Traders and intermediaries submit data to each system as required, with some of this effort being duplicated. This creates additional complexity and cost for border users. A UK single trade window will provide a single data portal into which traders and intermediaries can submit data to the government just once.
The UK is not alone in developing a single trade window. Many customs administrations such as Singapore, Sweden, the USA and New Zealand already have a single trade window in place, with more in development worldwide, including the EU. The UK can learn from these countries’ experiences to inform the development and implementation of the UK single trade window.
A discussion paper on the Cabinet Office website and the questions within it will form the basis for further engagement with border industry and users of the border. The government will seek to explore these questions further in conversation through one-to-one discussions until early spring 2022 and is encouraging interested members of Made in Britain to take part. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part.
If you are unable to attend a discussion or would like to respond in writing, you can submit responses in written form before midday on 28 February 2022. Submit your written response online here.
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