In January 2021, the UK entered a new trading era and businesses have been familiarising themselves with the new trade legislation, systems and the impact of the UK border operating model on their international trade activity, in particular customs procedures.
Do you/your staff understand basic customs procedures, the critical data for a customs declaration or the legal responsibilities of the importer/exporter? Which documentation do you need to use and why? Are you aware of the customs simplifications and authorisations that are available to help streamline your process or perhaps ease cashflow?
Unless staff receive adequate training, their first encounter with officialdom is often goods delayed in transit or a customs audit. The cost of non-compliance can be high – whether this be demurrage charges at port, the repayment of understated duties, the withdrawal of customs authorisations or civil penalties.
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