Welcome to this Virtual Roundtable discussion featuring Lars Karlsson, Managing Director at KGH Customs Services, on the new UK-EU trade agreement and its practical implications on trading with goods.
Lars Karlsson has an extensive background over three decades in Customs, borders and international trade policy. Before joining KGH, Mr. Karlsson was Director of the World Customs Organization (WCO), a multinational organization with 183 member countries (99% of world trade). Prior to this Lars Karlsson was Act Director general and Deputy Director General of Swedish Customs, with a twenty-five years career as civil servant.
He serves as Senior Advisor to Governments in more than twenty countries and holds leading positions in three academic research networks and think tanks in the area of customs, borders and international trade.
He is a Doctor of Education (honoris causa) and holds a Masters in International Customs Law and Administration.
On Brexit, Lars Karlsson was in 2017 commissioned by the European Union to do an academic report about the EU-UK border post-Brexit, Smart Border 2.0, a report that is widely acknowledged in both EU and UK. He was the customs expert of the UK Parliament Alternative Arrangements Commission (AAC) that last summer presented solutions for the island of Ireland. Karlsson is advisor on customs and border matters to UK Government institutions and he has been invited to testify seven times as customs expert to the House of Lords and House of Commons relevant Brexit committees. Lars Karlsson was mentioned as customs reference by Michael Gowe when the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster earlier this summer presented the new UK Border Operating Model to the Parliament.
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