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HMRC internal manual

ATA/CPD Carnets Manual

Roles and responsibilities: Customs Policy

Customs Policy are responsible for:

  • formulating, developing and modifying policy systems and procedures
  • interpretation and clarification of conventions and EU law
  • dealing with challenges to existing law and policy
  • attending meetings of the administrative committees of the ATA and Istanbul Conventions
  • attending World Customs Organisation administration committee meeting, where legislation is formulated and interpretations are considered with other member states
  • publicising requirements and procedures for the trade and Departmental staff through Public Notices (HMRC website) and regime guidance
  • reviewing and maintaining the ATA/CPD carnet guidance, public notice and regime profile
  • providing advice on carnet reviews, appeals and tribunals
  • consulting with the Unit of Expertise in Redhill over the operational impact of legislative changes, reviews and revised guidance.

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You should consult customs policy if the point of difficulty you are dealing with involves the interpretation of, or a challenge to, legislation and UK procedures.