A. General Information
B. Lessons Learned
French Customs developed an IT solution known as the “smart border” to keep trade flowing between the UK and France, despite of the reestablishment of customs clearance at the border.It works as an interface between the maritime companies’ systems and the existing customs clearance systems (Delta G, Delta T and ICS) and the existing sanitary IT system (TRACES).
For each crossing point affected by Brexit, the ferry companies, the ports and the Channel Tunnel have worked together to adapt infrastructure and get local operators involved in preparing for the start of the smart border. Smart border is based on the following principles;
Advanced completion of customs declarations prior to arrival at the border point
Identification of trucks by linking their number plates to customs declarations prior to Channel crossing
Automation of data flows
The goal of smart border is as following:
Enable all stakeholders to meet their legal obligations while respecting the regulatory framework
Maintain fluidity by avoiding prolonged stops on site that could lead to infrastructures congestion
Facilitate the exchange of information between stakeholders: hauliers, maritime companies, infrastructure, customs.
The core point is that the economic operator, customs declarant, the shipper, the hauler must be synchronized before the shipment of goods.
To develop a system to facilitate border crossing between UK and France after Brexit.
Import flow from UK to France:
Anticipation of customs and sanitary formalities prior to the pairing, UK side
- Clearance and transit procedures
- Safety/security procedures
The pairing, UK side
Processing of lorries/unaccompanied trailers directed into the “Orange” parking
Export flow from France to UK
Anticipation of customs formalities prior to the pairing, EU side
The pairing, French side
Processing lorries/unaccompanied trailers whose status indicates an incomplete customs procedure or that a customs inspection must be conducted
The boarding for the UK
Access to IT systems
If transit with France is used as country of departure or destination, Delta T convention is to be prepared with the French customs, to access to this application.
to submit the ENS for goods entering the EU customs territory in France, the French ICS must be used
for goods that will be cleared at the entry into France, all the necessary actions must be taken to access to Delta G
All operators crossing the Channel border between UK and FR must use SI Brexit.
For more detail refer to the link:https://www.douane.gouv.fr/sites/default/files/2020-12/16/the-smart-border-webinar-presentation.pdf
Data for customs border crossing