Prepare Your Business for Customs

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The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has been contracted by Local Enterprise Office to deliver Prepare your Business for Customs training to local enterprise offices. Our expert trainers have extensive real-world experience in customs and supply chain management and run regular customs workshops, including the IEA’s Customs Training courses and the Clear Customs Skillnet programme.

The programme we have designed will be of significant benefit to participating companies of any size.

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

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