The Statistics of Trade (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 47
 
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Statutory Instruments

Exiting The European Union

Statistics Of Trade

Sift requirements satisfied

18 th December 2018

Made

16 th January 2019

Laid before Parliament

17 th January 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulations 1(2) to 1(4)

The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs make regulations 1(1) , 1(2) , 1(4) , 2 to 5 , and 7 to 14 below exercising their powers in section 8(1) of, and Schedule 7 paragraph 21 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018(1).

The requirements of paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 7 to that Act (relating to the appropriate Parliamentary procedure for these Regulations) have been satisfied.

They consider these Regulations appropriate to prevent, remedy or mitigate (a) any failure of retained EU law to operate effectively, or (b) any other deficiency in retained EU law, in either case arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

They make regulations 1(1) to (3) and 6 exercising their powers in section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2).

They have been designated for the purposes of that section in relation to measures relating to the receipt, regulation and control of statistics relating to the trading of goods between the United Kingdom and other Member States of the European Union(3).

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

Citation and commencement

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Statistics of Trade (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

    (2) This regulation comes into force on 22 nd March 2019.

    (3) Regulation 6 comes into force immediately before exit day(4).

    (4) Regulations 2 to 5 and 7 to 14 come into force on exit day.

    PART 2 THE INTRASTAT SYSTEM: TRADE WITH MEMBER STATES

    Modification of Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 on Community statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States

  2. —(1) Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on Community statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3330/91 is amended as follows.

    (2) Revoke Articles 2(g); 3(4); 4; 5(2) and (2 a); 5(4) , final sentence; 6(b) and (c); 7(3); 8(2) and (3); 9(1) , second sub-paragraph, final sentence (the one starting with “The Commission shall”); 9(1) , third sub-paragraph (the one starting with “Those implementing acts”); 9(2) final sentence; 9 a; 10(3) , second sub-paragraph (the one ending with “standards in force”) to 10(6); 12; 13; 13 a; 14; and 16 , final sentence.

    (3) In Article 5(4) , for “Each Member State” substitute “The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs”.

    (4) In Article 9(2) , for “Member States” substitute “The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs”.

  3. —(1) In Article—

    (a)1—

    (i) omit “common” and “Community”,

    (ii) after “States” insert “and the United Kingdom”;

    (b)2—

    (i) in paragraph (c) , for everything starting with “national statistical” and ending with “States”, substitute “the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs”,

    (ii) in paragraph (d) , for everything starting with “(i) goods” and ending with “points (i) and (ii)”, substitute “domestic goods for the purposes of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 , Part 1(5)”,

    (iii) in paragraph (e) , for “the Member State as defined by its statistical territory from which goods are dispatched to a destination in another Member State”, substitute “the United Kingdom”,

    (iv) in paragraph (f) , for “the Member State as defined by its statistical territory in which goods arrive from another Member State”, substitute “the United Kingdom in cases where goods arrive from a Member State”;

    (c)3(1) omit “between Member States”;

    (d)3(2)—

    (i) for “another” substitute “a”,

    (ii) omit “, except goods which are in simple circulation between Member States” and “ or the processing under customs control procedure”;

    (e)3(3)—

    (i) for “another” substitute “a”,

    (ii) omit “, except goods which are in simple circulation between Member States”,

    (iii) omit everything starting with “formerly” and ending immediately before “released”;

    (f)3(5) omit “, a list of which shall be drawn up in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 14(2) ,”;

    (g)5(1) omit the words after “arrivals”;

    (h)7(1)(a)—

    (i) after “taxable person” insert “for the purposes of”,

    (ii) omit everything starting with “as defined” and ending with “system of”,

    (iii) after “or its” insert “value added”,

    (iv) omit “in accordance with Article 204 of Directive 2006/112/EC”;

    (i)7(1)(b)—

    (i) for “as defined in Title III of Directive 2006/112/EC,” substitute “for the purposes of value added tax”,

    (ii) after “or its” insert “value added”,

    (iii) omit “in accordance with Article 204 of Directive 2006/112/EC”;

    (j)8(1) after “operators” insert “(those trading goods within Article 1)”;

    (k)9(1)(a)—

    (i) after “allocated” insert “for value added tax”,

    (ii) omit “in accordance with Article 214 of Directive 2006/112/EC”;

    (l)9(1)(d) for everything starting with “the eight” and ending with “Tariff”, substitute “the customs tariff for the purposes of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 , Part 1(6) (abbreviated below, and in Regulation (EC) 1982/2004 , to the “customs tariff”)”;

    (m)9(2)(a) for “Combined Nomenclature” substitute “customs tariff”;

    (n)10(1)—

    (i) for “Member States” substitute “the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs”,

    (ii) omit “intra-Community”;

    (o)10(2) for “each Member State,” substitute “them”;

    (p)10(3) for “relevant Member State’s” substitute “United Kingdom’s”.

    (2) In the Annex—

    (a) in paragraph 1(a) , for “presumed Member State” substitute “presumed country”,

    (b) in paragraph 1(a) , for “another” substitute “a”,

    (c) in paragraph 2(b) , for “annual Commission regulation updating the Combined Nomenclature”, substitute “customs tariff”,

    (d) in paragraph 3(a) , for “taxation purposes in accordance with Directive 2006/112/EC”, substitute “value added tax purposes”,

    (e) in paragraph 3(b) , omit “of the Member States”.

    Modification of Regulation (EC) No 1982/2004 implementing Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 on Community statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States

  4. —(1) Commission Regulation (EC) No 1982/2004 of 18 November 2004 implementing Regulation (EC) No 638/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States and repealing Commission Regulations (EC) No 1901/2000 and (EEC) No 3590/92 is amended as follows.

    (2) Revoke Articles 3; 4; 5; 6; 8(3) , but only sub-paragraph (a); 13(3); 13(3 a); 13(4) second sub-paragraph (the one starting with “National authorities:”); 13 a(6) to (8); 19(3) , second sub-paragraph (the one...

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