Customs Declaration Services Programme: Coronavirus

Treasury written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the transfer of businesses to the Customs Declaration Service model.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Government is committed to delivering an operating customs model by December 2020 as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement, with the introduction of customs controls over a period from 1 January 2021.

The Government keeps its delivery plans for the Customs Declaration Service under continuous review, alongside input from software developers, Community Systems Providers and Express Operators, in order to ensure that any impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are considered.

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