Prepare Your Business for Customs

Longford Rugby Club

Customs Export & Import Procedures

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Local Enterprise Office Longford Brexit Customs Workshop:


Customs Export & Import Procedures

 Regardless of a hard or soft Customs Brexit, goods to/from the UK or transiting through the UK, will be subject to strict compliance and documentation requirements. 

This workshop will cover how export and import customs will impact trade with the UK as a ‘Third Country', how tariffs work and the need to correctly classify your goods.

You will become familiar with the customs compliance requirements that will affect your company, on trading with the UK, outside the EU.  This workshop will help you to brainstorm the urgent tasks and applications needed to mitigate costly delays and penalties. 

You will learn about the potential impacts, formalities and procedures you will need to adopt when trading with a country which is outside the Single Market and Custom Union. 

Attendance is free but early booking is essential. 

Date:     26th September 2019

Time:     9.30am to 4.00pm

Venue: Longford Rugby Club

Fee:       Free (including lunch) - As places are limited, advance booking is necessary

Trainer: Tom McGrath,  BDO Customs and International Trade Services Limited


Workshop Contents


Understand how to start the import / export journey

-What is Customs?

-Background/role of Revenue/ HMRC

-Obtaining an Economic Operators Registration and Identification (EORI) number

-Engaging a customs agent/understanding the customs system`


Understand customs basics

-Classification of goods

-Valuation of goods for customs

-Rules of origin/Trade Agreements


Customs declarations

-Import procedures

-Import documentation

-Export procedures

-Export documentation


Additional customs facilitations

-Deferred payment

-Comprehensive guarantee


Customs Duty Reliefs

-Processing (inward and outward)

-Customs warehousing

-End Use / Temporary Admission


AEO/Trusted Trader

-AEO (Authorised Economic Operator)


Industry Specific Issues

This would include but is not limited to:

-Import of agri and food product rules

-Plant based imports

-Import requirements for chemicals

-Export Controls