About Us

With over 50 years’ experience in all aspects of customs and duty, the expert team at The Customs People is in the best position to ensure your business operates efficiently, and is compliant with all regulations relating to customs and excise.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the global import/export system, and can provide a range of services aimed at helping your business in a friendly and personable manner. You can guarantee that your business will soon be operating on a model, which increases efficiency and maximises revenue within the customs and excise system.

Our services

If your business imports or exports through customs, we can help you to add value by helping you with the following:

  • Assisting in saving on the cost of duties

  • Maximising cash flow through HMRC’s many customs tax reliefs

  • Representing you on HMRC matters

  • Assisting you in obtaining AEO-authorised status

Other duties, such as anti-dumping duty and excise duty are “sticking” duties, which are irrecoverable and can significantly impact the bottom line profits of your company. Our customs duty consultants can also work alongside businesses to minimise expenses, ensuring costs are paid effectively. 

Contact Us

We will work alongside you to enhance your current duty and excised model, as well as finding opportunities to maximise revenue with importing and exporting. Contact us today for a no obligation discussion on how we can help your company. Call 0161 82 68 926, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Success Stories

  • "Company 'O' was able to increase the value of sales made to its customer within the contract price after taking advantage of End-Use relief. This meant the initial $3.5million import in a 25 year contract was VAT and duty free."

    Canadian Company 'O' -
  • "Cotton importer 'G' was at risk of losing money through the use of a wrong commodity code - this meant instead of 0% duty, 8% was applied, landing them with a bill of £80,000. Our investigations led to the assessment being waived, and the bill being cancelled."

    Cotton Importer -
  • "Company 'R' took advantage of our planning advice and structured purchases to ensure they were making the most of their options. Advice given included audit trail help, and anti-dumping duty guidance. "

    UK Company 'R' -
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Who We Help

Our clients are both importers and exporters in a wide range of areas, including textiles, heavy manufacturing and food, and we help them all to approach the customs process in the best way for their business.

Customs Services

Our services vary from in-house training to transaction advice and help planning for a HMRC visit - click here to find out more.

AEO Services

AEO accreditation is a kitemark stamp of integrity, and our expert team can help you to secure it for your business, opening up a wider world of business opportunity.