Customs Training

If your organisation is an importer or exporter of goods from countries inside or outside the EU, it is vital you understand the regulations that must be followed to avoid penalties from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Even if you use an external company to manage your organisation's Customs processes, it is essential to have a full understanding of the rules, because if something goes wrong, the responsibility lies with you.

The Customs People offers tailored training for any import/export business that covers both compliance requirements, as well as those areas that are specific to your business.

For more information about how our training course can help your organisation, call us today on 0161 82 68 926, or fill in our online query form.

Knowledge and understanding is key

As Customs authorities around the world are beginning to rely on electronic processes rather than paper-based submissions, and the HMRC is becoming more stringent in its inspections of businesses, the need for companies and their employees to understand Customs is more pronounced than ever.

A lack of awareness on Customs matters can lead to errors that can result in missed opportunities and heavy fines. Having informed and trained staff on all associated issues should be a priority in your company, and employees should understand when to ask for help, especially as duty is often a sticking cost.

Training from The Customs People

Our sessions are tailor-made, and provide an understanding and awareness of how Customs processes affect your business, so that issues can be handled with more consideration and care.

We deliver the training workshops at your premises and do not limit the number of attendees, so your entire business can reap the benefits. The sessions aim to help you have an understanding of the following:

  • Parties involved and their functions, including trade controls and agreements
  • The Customs and Excise system, including restrictions from other government departments
  • Rules involved in Customs entry and clearance, including road, rail, sea and courier
  • Import forwarding functions, including cargo planning and national trade routes

Over 50 years' experience in Customs

For over five decades, our team of consultants have helped companies in all aspects of Customs and duty. This means we have vast knowledge of the global import/export system, and are more than capable of handling the training of your employees, to help your business operate efficiently and make sure it runs in line with legislation.

Contact Us

To speak to one of our Customs specialists about our training courses, you can call us on 0161 82 68 926, or fill in our online query form. and a member of the team 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

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