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Many businesses are still unaware of the looming changes to Customs which kick in on 1st May 2016. At the cornerstone of those changes in AEO and any business involved in the International Supply Chain should be aware of the changes and decide whe…

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Your decision to apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) or not is based on whether it benefits the business against costs of applying for, and maintaining, the required AEO standard.

Given the advent of the new Customs law and the fact that businesses who look to use Customs Reliefs, e.g. a bonded warehouse, will possibly be required to lodge a security come June 2016, it is interesting to note that we are coming across HMRC seem…

Although we are all used to HMRC applying penalties on VAT errors, they have typically used their powers of applying civil penalties rather sparingly in the past where they have been duty underpayments, saving these for persistent offenders.

Do You Have Any Clients That Import from / Export to China? If so they need to be aware of a recent event which will affect them

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."

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  • "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."

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  • "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. "

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