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Request to participate in Live Proving by HMRC

23 June 2021/Categories: CILT, Institute News

CILT members have been asked by HMRC to participate in Live Proving to support improved readiness ahead of full customs controls. 

As outlined in the Border Operating Model, HMRC will be implementing the Pre-Lodgement model at agreed ports for Imports from EU & ‘Arrived’ Exports model, both of which use the new IT system, Goods Vehicle Movement Service From January 2022 to facilitate Customs Controls. With full customs control due to be implemented from this date, HMRC wants to actively support the industry to be ready for the changes, and to ensure a smooth transition when full customs controls come into force.

The objective of Live Proving is to ensure external parties take the opportunity, enabling them to be operationally ready ahead of full Customs Controls on 1st January 2022. Live Proving will assure that the end-to-end business processes and the enabling technology are working across all parties. The use of predetermined customer journey scenarios will enable us to assure the readiness within our proving.

What are we aiming to do?

  • Live Proving will be a physical movement in real-time involving importers/exporters providing increased confidence on the process, IT solution & infrastructure

  • It will be conducted in a controlled fashion by parties who have scheduled goods movement during the live proving period

  • We will use a set of agreed scenarios to prove how key end-to-end process operate in a live environment

  • It will be designed to identify and resolve issues that impact smooth flow of traffic at borders ensuring that customs solutions work for key

    end to end journeys before the end of extended Stage Custom Controls are fully implemented

  • Assurance on overall readiness of the process & systems to be able to support the End of Stage Customs Control processes

  • Identify any process improvements to be considered for the smooth flow of goods across boarders.Ongoing Trader Readiness & Engagement

For those willing to participate, please provide their details by 30th June to


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