What the UK Border Target Operating Model means for EU and UK trade


What the UK Border Target Operating Model means for EU and UK trade

Now that the Border Target Operating Model has been officially issued, EU and UK businesses can and must prepare for the changes that have been announced. CKC members – Kevin Shakespeare and Anthony Buckley – provided details of what you need to do to get ready to continue trading effectively in a great webinar held on 7 September 2023.

The webinar was designed for all supply chain participants involved in customs clearance of goods crossing the UK-EU border.

The webinar recording is already available on the CustomsClear platform. Access is free for CKC members.


  • Key requirements arising from the BTOM
  • Considerations for the EU exporter
  • Considerations for the UK importer
  • Specific implications for SPS goods
  • Specific implications for Ireland: UK trade
  • Concept of Trusted Trader


Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Strategic Projects and International Development at the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), the UK. An approved UN international trade trainer, Kevin has developed several of the IOE&IT’s educational and training programmes including the Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulation. He has worked on trade initiatives with Invest NI, Scottish Enterprise, UK Export Finance, Saudi Export Development Authority, among others, and is also the dean of the UK Customs Academy and NI Customs and Trade Academy.

Anthony Buckley, Chair of the Customs Knowledge Institute, Ireland. Now operating his own consultancy company, Anthony provides advice to a number of accountancy and other firms, and has experience of training in customs for the University of Limerick, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Irish Exporters Association, and CILT Skillnet. Formerly Head of Revenue’s Customs Service, he led Brexit planning for Irish Customs up to mid-2018. In his Customs role, he represented Ireland at EU discussions, and in the World Customs Organisation.

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