15th December 2021
The UK Government is calling on industry to submit their interest in piloting the Ecosystem of Trust concept that was outlined on our 2025 UK Border strategy.
As set out in the 2025 UK Border Strategy, the UK Government is looking to use data, technology and trusted relationships to deliver robust upstream compliance which would allow processes to be moved away from the frontier and facilitate improved flow of goods. This Ecosystem of Trust concept will be delivered in partnership with users of the border and the border industry to develop a world leading technology enabled border.
In order to pilot the concept they are inviting stakeholders with an interest in the movement of goods, to express their interest in partaking in a pilot over the course of 2022. Initial expressions of interest are due by 31st of January 2022 and following this they will hold workshops with interested parties to set out the key challenges any solution will need to overcome. This will allow consortia to set out project proposals for their pilots which will be assessed with the best proposals taken forward from May.