Customs Declaration

Every year, more than £12 trillion worth of goods are traded amongst the world’s nations in nearly every language on the globe.

How do customs and regulatory authorities know where the goods are coming from or going to, in order to control the flow of goods, ensure the safety and security of the country and collect the correct duty?

Within the EU Single Market, goods can move freely between member states. However, a customs declaration is required to accompany goods entering or leaving the EU Single Market.

As of 1st January 2021, the UK will no longer be part of the EU Single Market. Importers and Exporters of goods to and from the EU will have to make customs declarations.


ChamberCustoms

Surrey Chambers of Commerce is proud to be part of the ChamberCustoms initiative.

ChamberCustoms will deliver a customs declaration service for UK importers and exporters, of all sizes, in every region of the United Kingdom.

With our extensive knowledge, reputation, and first-class service in facilitating international trade, we can take the hassle out of your hands when it comes to exporting and importing goods.

The service is offered direct to businesses and through UK freight forwarders, ensuring that customs clearance is accurate, timely and avoids additional costs through delays or errors.

With direct links to the HMRC Customs handling system and all inventory linked ports, we can ensure that your goods, no matter where they enter or leave the UK, will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly.  We can help you keep your time sensitive supply chains, moving efficiently and economically.

We offer: –

  • A high level of compliance and assurance for customers
  • Confidence on tariff and data entry to remove fiscal risk; backed by the technical expertise
  • A wealth of international trade experience and expertise

We know that navigating trade documentation can be complicated. Please get in touch if you have any queries about trading internationally or want to find out more about customs declarations services.

Chamber Customs is available to all businesses, including non-members. Surrey Chambers, the county’s voice of business, has added the new Chamber Customs service to its wide range of international trade support and training services.

For more information, email customs@surrey-chambers.co.uk or call 01483 735549.

‘Keep Control with ChamberCustoms’

Tariffs e-guide

Customs Declarations e-guide

Rules of Origin e-guide

UK Trade Tariff Website


 

CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS TRAINING COURSES

WHY DO I NEED UK CUSTOMS DECLARTION TRAINING?

From 31 December 2020, when the UK completed its departure from the EU, the number of customs declarations made by traders is forecast to increase from 55 million to around 300 million each year.

Now that the UK has left the EU’s single market and Customs Union, ChamberCustoms is committed to improving the ease and efficiency of Customs Declarations for all traders importing and exporting in the UK. We support those businesses continuing to trade with the EU now that the transition period has finished.

Businesses that import or export goods will need to complete a greater amount of administration when clearing goods through UK ports in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; this is why we have created HMRC Customs Training, to support your business through these changes.

You can now complete all of our customs training courses online.

A ‘Customs Declaration’ is a fiscal document regulated by HMRC. Businesses must complete Customs Declarations to trade with EU Countries and non-EU markets and customers around the world. 

Regulatory and tax compliance is at the heart of our offering. ChamberCustoms is setting new standards through the way we train and deliver customs clearance services in the UK.

Traders importing and exporting goods need to accurately account for border clearances and get them right every time. Agents need certainty in calculating VAT and Duty liability for imports. We train trade, finance and logistics teams on how to do this.

WHO IS ONLINE CUSTOMS DECLARATION TRAINING SUITABLE FOR?

ChamberCustoms courses are suitable for employees who are new to international trading, importing and exporting in business, and we also welcome delegates from experienced trading companies who simply need to refresh their knowledge.

If you work in one of the following departments of trading businesses in the UK, this course will be beneficial to you:

  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Distribution
  • Finance
  • Export administration
  • Export sales administration

Our training courses are delivered virtually and range from 1 day short courses to 13-week classroom and self-directed learning programmes.

WHY CHOOSE CHAMBERCUSTOMS FOR CUSTOMS DECLARATION TRAINING?

ChamberCustoms is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Chambers of Commerce, which has been helping traders to trade across the globe for almost 140 years.

We don’t just talk about trade.  We helped traders export over £16bn of goods (in 2020 alone). We also provide customs brokerage services, training, and advisory support to businesses in the UK; we can help you control your imports and exports.

ChamberCustoms helps traders keep on trading now that the UK is no longer in the EU single market and customs union. A potentially complicated process is made smooth, compliant and entirely transparent.

CHAMBERCUSTOMS WILL KEEP YOU COMPLIANT WITH CUSTOMS LAWS AND PROCEDURES AND HMRC:
  • Importers and exporters are liable for information submitted, so it’s our mission to ensure you comply with regulations.
  • We cover all detailed elements in our training to know exactly what you need for a Customs Declaration.
  • We’ll inform you of the differences in requirements for EU and non-EU trade.
  • Let’s ensure that inspections, HMRC audits, delays and fines are something your business avoids.
HMRC GRANTS FOR ONLINE CUSTOMS TRAINING COURSES

You can apply for an HMRC grant to help your business with customs declarations and cover ChamberCustoms Online Customs Training costs.

The government has allocated a further £20 million of grant funding to be used for customs training in 2021 to help your businesses and team to gain critical customs skills and knowledge.

ChamberCustoms training complies with the conditions of the grant as it will give you or your employees the skills to:

  • Complete customs declarations
  • Carry out customs processes – this can include relevant training in safety and security

Apply to claim up to £2,000 of your costs as soon as possible via the Customs Grant Scheme website today – before all funds are allocated.

CUSTOMS TRAINING COURSE ONLINE

The Chamber of Commerce network has partnered with some of the leading industry experts to launch brand new 2021 Customs Declarations Training, designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade.

Many businesses prefer to keep their customs brokerage in-house, and, so up-skilled employees are the key to continued training success once the UK leaves the EU.

The Customs Declarations Training programme delivers different types of courses to answer your needs:

> COURSE 1 – ONLINE CUSTOMS OVERVIEW TRAINING COURSE

An introduction to trade, importing goods into the UK and exporting goods out of the UK, ensuring your Customs Declarations are compliant with HMRC.

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> COURSE 2 – HMRC CUSTOMS COMPLIANT AGENT TRAINING

Training dedicated to upskilling Customs Agents of UK trading businesses who need to learn more about completing Custom Declarations when importing or exporting goods.

HMRC Customs Compliant Agent Training – Exporting Goods (2-Day Course)

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HMRC Customs Compliant Agent Training – Export and Import (4-Days)

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> COURSE 3 – EXPORTING GOODS FROM THE UK (INCLUDES ADVISORY CONSULTATION)

Customs Intermediary Operations Training and bespoke Advisory Services for your business, specifically for traders who are exporting and importing goods in and out of the UK.

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