We provide independent auditing services to proactively identify, address and prevent any errors or non-compliant trade activity.
Maintaining full visibility on your customs activity can be difficult. Even with a dedicated customs and compliance function within your business, identifying every mistake and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and HMRC guidance can be almost impossible.
A review of your customs data and processes will:
Introduced by the World Customs Organisation, AEO came into force to enhance the international supply chain security and to facilitate global trade. AEO is an international supply chain quality standard issued by HMRC.
There are two types of AEO accreditations available. AEO-C (Customs Simplifications) and AEO-S (Safety and Security).
For businesses interested in obtaining AEO status, our service offering will ensure that all procedures and evidence is in place by completing a thorough review of all existing systems and processes.
Where necessary, an advisor will create a corrective action plan to develop your company procedures to meet the AEO standard and ensure the business and its staff are suitably prepared to apply.
The constant evolution of customs rules and regulations mean it is a difficult task to develop and maintain the knowledge of your leadership and operational teams. Participating in various forms of periodic training is a sure way to maintain compliance and promote first class practices.
Declaring your goods under the correct commodity is a crucial responsibility for any importer or exporter.
Using the incorrect code can result in under or over-payments in import duties and prevent UK authorities applying any applicable non-tariff measures. Both of which are serious cases of non-compliance.
There are special rules for classifying goods for customs purposes, so by working with one of our classification experts, you don't have to bear that responsibility alone.
Free-trade agreements are generally a positive thing and should create more opportunities for businesses trading between qualifying countries.
However, the rules can be complex and misinterpretation is a common cause for serious non-compliance issues with HMRC.
If you have questions regarding rules of origin, or require expert help accessing free trade agreements, don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialists.
For a lot of businesses, customs valuation can be a relatively straight forward process, especially when buying or selling goods between unrelated parties.
However, in situations where there isn't a sale, or the buyer and seller are related, customs valuation needs to be considered carefully. Failure to do so can result in various financial miscalculations and serious penalisation from HMRC.
There are specific rules for valuing goods for customs purposes, so it is always best to work with a subject expert if you are unsure.
Let us know a little bit about how we can help and one of our customs experts will be in touch to arrange a consultation at the next mutually convenient date.
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