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ASM MARKS BILL WILLIAMSON’S RETIREMENT AS JOINT CUSTOMS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN WITH RECEPTION


Bill Williamson has served as JCCC Chairman since 2012 and his tenure improved collaboration between industry and HMRC

London, UK, Thursday 21st October 2021: Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM) hosted a reception on 21st September in London to mark the retirement of Bill Williamson as the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Chairman of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC).

Williamson retired formally at the last in-person meeting of the JCCC on 23rd February 2021 and September has been the first opportunity for members on the trade side to get together.

Williamson took over the Chair in January 2012 following Mike Norgrove, who had briefly taken on the role following the retirement of Doug Tweddle.

In June 2010, Peter MacSwiney, ASM Chairman, took over the Trade Chair role forming a partnership with Williamson that has lasted nearly a decade.

“The progress Bill has brought during his tenure as Chairman has been essential to the development of Customs policy and how businesses collaborate with HMRC,” said MacSwiney.

“One of the key takeaways from the partnership was the rationalisation of the overall structure of the JCCC by creating Sub Groups to deal with operational and policy issues on specific aspects of Customs.”

The JCCC Steering Group was set up comprising representatives from commercial and consultative organisations, logistics, and technical groups that would discuss the agenda content prior to each meeting.

A large focus of the group in this period was the negotiation with the European Commission of the Modernised Customs Code (MCC), which ultimately became the Union Customs Code (UCC), the legislation in force today.

This period created a strong bond between HMRC and the trade, who identified many areas where they were strongly aligned.

“The model introduced by Bill led to the JCCC being cited as an example of the gold standard of government–business consultation for other government departments to emulate,” said MacSwiney.

In 2019, the JCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary where members, present and past, met in Whitehall to launch a new Customs–Trade partnership with the objective of formalising and developing the relationship created during the lengthy rounds of EU negotiations.

This year marks 35 years of operations for ASM, having originally been launched in 1986 by the Institute of Freight Forwarders (now BIFA) to protect the technology-related interests of freight forwarders at a time of significant change in the forwarding and Customs environment in the UK.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk


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ASM MARKS BILL WILLIAMSON’S RETIREMENT AS JOINT CUSTOMS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN WITH RECEPTION

Bill Williamson has served as JCCC Chairman since 2012 and his tenure improved collaboration between industry and HMRC

London, UK, Thursday 21st October 2021: Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM) hosted a reception on 21st September in London to mark the retirement of Bill Williamson as the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Chairman of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC).

Williamson retired formally at the last in-person meeting of the JCCC on 23rd February 2021 and September has been the first opportunity for members on the trade side to get together.

Williamson took over the Chair in January 2012 following Mike Norgrove, who had briefly taken on the role following the retirement of Doug Tweddle.

In June 2010, Peter MacSwiney, ASM Chairman, took over the Trade Chair role forming a partnership with Williamson that has lasted nearly a decade.

“The progress Bill has brought during his tenure as Chairman has been essential to the development of Customs policy and how businesses collaborate with HMRC,” said MacSwiney.

“One of the key takeaways from the partnership was the rationalisation of the overall structure of the JCCC by creating Sub Groups to deal with operational and policy issues on specific aspects of Customs.”

The JCCC Steering Group was set up comprising representatives from commercial and consultative organisations, logistics, and technical groups that would discuss the agenda content prior to each meeting.

A large focus of the group in this period was the negotiation with the European Commission of the Modernised Customs Code (MCC), which ultimately became the Union Customs Code (UCC), the legislation in force today.

This period created a strong bond between HMRC and the trade, who identified many areas where they were strongly aligned.

“The model introduced by Bill led to the JCCC being cited as an example of the gold standard of government–business consultation for other government departments to emulate,” said MacSwiney.

In 2019, the JCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary where members, present and past, met in Whitehall to launch a new Customs–Trade partnership with the objective of formalising and developing the relationship created during the lengthy rounds of EU negotiations.

This year marks 35 years of operations for ASM, having originally been launched in 1986 by the Institute of Freight Forwarders (now BIFA) to protect the technology-related interests of freight forwarders at a time of significant change in the forwarding and Customs environment in the UK.

ABOUT ASM

Agency Sector Management (UK) Ltd (ASM), is the leading software provider to the UK Customs clearance and freight forwarding industries and has three decades of experience in addressing the complex needs of global freight forwarders and providing total Customs solutions.

Sequoia, its complete software solution, supports across the board in:

  • Air & Ocean Import and Export
  • External Temporary Storage Facilities (ETSF)
  • Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)
  • Customs Warehousing
  • New Computerised Transit System (NCTS)
  • Designated Export Place (DEP)
  • Air WayBills (AWB’s)
  • Forwarding Documentation
  • Job Costing and Invoicing
  • Worksheets
  • Web Services Application Programme Interface

ASM represents the interests of the freight forwarding community through advocacy activities, ensuring its voice is heard during drafting of legislation and tackling the issues at the forefront of the industry’s concern.

Through these activities, ASM ensures its software is responsive to its users’ priorities, making it the innovative, integrated solution they need, be they freight forwarders, community, or government systems.

To find out more visit www.asm.org.uk

Our Vision

The objective of SESAR is to modernise European ATM by defining, developing and delivering new or improved technologies and procedures (SESAR Solutions).

SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based operations’ and relies on the provision of air navigation services (ANS) in support of the execution of the business or mission trajectory — meaning that aircraft can fly their preferred trajectories without being constrained by airspace configurations.

SESAR Deployment Manager

The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.