Updated: Jul 29
Fujitsu leads an Ecosystem of Trust pilot running until the end of 2022.
At the recent Border Management and Technologies Summit Europe, hosted by the International Border Management and Technologies Association (IBMATA), the Brexit Opportunities Minister, the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, announced that the Government, in partnership with industry, has launched six border innovation pilots to transform the way the border operates.
And we are excited to be leading one of these pilots, for the HM Government’s Ecosystem of Trust pilot scheme. The goal of the pilots is to assess the use of technology, data and trusted trader relationships to minimise the administrative burdens and costs for businesses.
Each pilot will look to show how they can scale to establish a new border model which will increase the efficiency, speed and crucially the safety of our trade borders.
Part of the government’s 2025 Border Strategy the Ecosystem of Trust model aims to create a more secure border, while limiting the need for HMG to conduct compliance activities at the border, with traders allowed to perform more self-assessment at their premises. Ultimately, it could remove the transactional nature of customs/border processes.