Hiring customs agents

Hiring customs agents

Customs declarations can be difficult and time consuming to complete. Businesses can make their own custom's declarations; however, this is complex and requires specialist skills and software.  Most businesses use a specialist such as a customs agent, broker,...
Online check how to import or export goods

Online check how to import or export goods

HMRC has a useful online tool to help UK business owners check how to import or export goods. This online tool can be used by businesses, the self-employed and agents acting on behalf of a business. Using the online tool you can obtain information on: the...
Customs Declaration Service open for business

Customs Declaration Service open for business

All businesses can now move their export declarations to the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), HMRC has confirmed. Businesses who have yet to move their export declarations to CDS will have a transition period to move across, until 4 June 2024. After this...
Does your business offer customs services?

Does your business offer customs services?

If your business does offer customs services, did you know that HMRC could offer you a free listing on their published lists. HMRC do not vet, approve or recommend individual firms. Information is simply provided to HMRC by customs agents and fast parcel operators and...
New Green Freeports for Scotland

New Green Freeports for Scotland

The UK and Scottish governments have jointly announced that Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport and Forth Green Freeport have been successful in their bids to establish two new Green Freeports in Scotland. Each of these Freeports will be granted up to...
Customs Declaration Service deadline extended

Customs Declaration Service deadline extended

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a customs IT platform designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from the UK. A phased launch of the service started in August 2018 and was due to be...