How Can We Help?

If your business often imports or exports through Customs you could benefit from the help of The Customs People to ensure your business is taking advantage of the Customs and Duty systems.

Our aim at The Customs People is to positively add value to your business:
• We can assist you in saving on the cost of Duties
• Maximise cash flow through HMRC's many Customs tax reliefs
• Representing you on HMRC matters
• Or by assisting you obtain AEO authorised status

Our main consultancy staff has over 50 years' experience in the Customs field; both in practice and as Customs Officers for HMRC. Having worked for HMRC you can be certain we know what we're talking about, whilst our experience getting the best deal for businesses means you can be certain we have your best interests at heart.

Asides from Customs Duty, other duties such as Anti-Dumping Duty & Excise Duty are 'sticking' duties, which are generally irrecoverable and are a potentially costly expense to many businesses. As a result, if not properly considered they can seriously affect the bottom line profits of your company. However, our Customs Duty Consultants can work with a business to minimise Customs Duty and expenses, and ensure costs are paid effectively.

We work with businesses to enhance their current Duty and excise model as well as finding opportunities to maximise revenue within importing/exporting Duty, Taxes and VAT. You can call the team today for a no obligation discussion on how we can help your company.

Get in Touch

You can find out more about specific issues for importers here. Alternatively, contact The Customs People on 0161 82 68 926 and we'll discuss your businesses needs in greater depth.

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.