Customs Services

For your Business

Customs Services

Our range of services are designed to assist importers, and other businesses involved in an international supply chain, act both compliantly and to their best advantage. In doing so we consider a number of specific issues and tailor our services to your individual needs.


Because import taxes are applied at the time of import it is vital to ensure that the transaction trail is properly planned prior to import to ensure the correct taxes are paid. A pivotal role for any business is to ensure that mistakes do not affect the bottom line profit, which is why we work to ensure correct taxes are paid and look for any savings that can be made.

Low-Cost Customs Reviews

In our experience, few businesses regularly review the processes and information provided to their freight agents prior to import declarations being submitted on their behalf. Given that businesses may miss compliance issues or worse, opportunities to make or save money, our low-cost review service can help you to identify issues and opportunities to maximise revenue. Call us on 0161 826 8926 or fill in our online form for more information.

Assessment Reviews

Because International Trade is a complex area, it is sometimes the case that assessments may be raised. We are very experienced in:

  • Reviewing assessments,
  • Advising on what should be done
  • Representing businesses with HMRC
  • Taking Appeals to Tribunal where necessary

Given HMRC very often issue assessments to focus the mind, we recommend that any business that receives an assessment reviews it at an early stage and we can assist with this.

In-House Training / Workshops

Alternatively, we can offer in-house training or workshops which are designed to raise awareness surrounding all things relating to Customs and International VAT for your key supply chain staff. The benefits of such sessions are that not only are they tailored to your business but they promote understanding and awareness within the different parts of your business supply chain so that matters are handled and considered more carefully.

Delivered at your premises we do not limit the number of attendees and we often find the sessions often generate discussions which not only identify savings and efficiencies but foster understanding within the business itself.

Representing Businesses

As former Customs Officers, we understand what checks HMRC are likely to make and why and we can assist with what can be a stressful process. We are happy to provide pre-audit advice and even attend inspection visits.

Transaction Advice

We operate a no obligation free helpline in order to discuss any transaction advice you may have. We can give you an initial view on any Customs issue and provide you with proposals on how to take things forward.

Contact us

To find out more about our customs services and how we can help your business, call the team today, on 0161 82 68 926 or fill in our contact form and a member of the team will get back to you.

Bonded Warehouses

The Customs People has a great deal of knowledge and expertise when it comes to all aspects of using bonded warehouses to store goods. We can offer advice and consultation to your business relating to the reassessment of open-ended customs authorisations. Get in touch today

Brexit Customs Advice

With the UK now out of the European Union, your business may require Brexit customs advice to ensure that exporting to and importing from the EU after Brexit can continue smoothly. At The Customs People, we can provide expert guidance on the new customs rules after Brexit, which can help you save time and money for your company.

Customs Audit

As experienced Customs specialists we can help you when the time comes to review your current Customs system. We can address areas where we believe you can save money, ensuring your business is compliant with HMRC regulations, and conduct thorough assessments of your business's current Customs and Duty practice.

Customs Compliance Advice

The Customs People provides specialist Customs compliance advice and assistance and checks to ensure your business is compliant with HMRC. For more information contact us on 0161 82 68 926.

Customs Investigations

The Customs People have years of experience in advising businesses facing a HMRC review or investigation, and helping them come through. To speak to one of the team call 0161 82 68 962.

Customs Planning

The Customs People can help to ensure that your business is compliant with all Customs and Duty regulations, as well as applications for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status. Get in touch today.

Customs Training

The Customs People provides tailored Customs training for import/export businesses of how customs processes affect your business. For more information contact us on 0161 826 8926.

Open-ended Authorisations

The expert consultants at The Customs People can help your business every step of the way throughout the process of open-ended authorisations. Contact us today for expert help ahead of the deadline.