The recently published Customs Information Paper 67 notifies businesses that the liability to customs civil penalties will be changing to take account of recent changes in European legislation. The changes relate to just the following four areas:
- Authorised Economic Operator (AEO): Businesses that fail to notify changes which affect the ability to be an AEO may be subject to a penalty;
- Transit: the transit amendments reflect the recent changes that have been made to European Legislation;
- Preference: Any business that provides incorrect information for obtaining preferential treatment or proof of origin may be subject to a penalty; and
- Banana weighing: Businesses which fail to fulfil the necessary conditions necessary to weigh bananas may be subject to a penalty.