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HMRC internal manual

Information Disclosure Guide

HM Revenue & Customs
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Information disclosure Gateways with other government departments: Department for Transport: information from the Freight Targeting System

Which part of HMRC can disclose this information?

Only the Freight Targeting System (FTS) team may disclose this information.

The purpose for which information may be disclosed

Information from FTS detailing the number and nationality of freight vehicles entering the UK, a description of the cargo carried and weight of the goods, the arrival port and month of arrival may be provided to DfT to enable them to establish the level and direction of commodity flows into the UK to enable them to draw up appropriate responses to threats to public health or public safety arising from major civil emergencies.

Procedure to follow

The procedure for disclosures in the public interest set out at IDG60000 onwards must be followed.

Legislation which allows disclosure

Section 20(6) of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005.

Further Guidance

For further guidance and assistance generally on confidentiality please contact your Data Guardian.