Prepare Your Business for Customs July 2024

Delivered LIVE via Zoom
Friday 12th July 2024
9.30am to 3.30pm

This workshop will be of interest to any small business importing/exporting to, from or through the UK and will provide businesses with a better understanding of the potential impacts, formalities and procedures to be adopted when trading with a country that is outside the Single Market and Custom Unions (a "Third Country"). Open to all businesses, this workshop will cover areas such as what export and import procedures apply, how tariffs work, and how to correctly classify goods.

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The programme will cover the essentials of export and import customs compliance with a particular focus on Post-Brexit trade between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Participants will learn how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify goods. The programme will also help participating companies to brainstorm the urgent tasks and applications needed to mitigate costly delays and penalties. Workshops can be tailored to meet the specific sectors of participating companies and the challenges they face.

The training programme will cover 5 modules:

  1. Understanding Customs – background to the role of customs and details of customs-business partnership
  2. Customs Concepts: Compliance and Risk – Rules of Origin, Tariffs, Valuation
  3. Customs Clearance Processes in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK
  4. Understanding Special Customs Procedures
  5. Customs Authorisations – what is needed in your business and what is best to outsource

Specific areas covered include:

  • Free Trade Agreements
  • The Union Customs Code
  • Rules of Origin, Valuation, Classification
  • Customs Declarations
  • Transit Declarations
  • Becoming an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)
  • Tariffs, Duty and VAT, Duty
  • Deferred Payments and Returned Goods Relief
  • UK Post-Brexit Rules Changes on Goods of Animal Origin