Customs & Compliance
For over two decades I’ve been working with HMRC and other customs agencies to ensure a vast range of goods have customs cleared in a timely and efficient manner. As a customs consultant the ultimate goal for me has always been to save companies money. Whether it’s combining goods on clearances to save on freight forwarder fees, understanding the best commodity code to clear goods under, or even challenging a decision by the authorities, there isn’t much I haven’t seen before.
Want to see if I can help your business to save money?
Customs Consultant Service
If you’re new to customs compliance or have been working on this yourself for a while but think you need help, that’s where I come in. I can take care of the red tape, the paperwork and the phone calls from HMRC or freight forwarders so you can focus on what you do best, work on your business.
Reviewing Current Customs Clearance and Compliance Practises
I love a challenge. Finding ways for your business to cut costs without compromising on your effectiveness is what I do best. I’ll take a look at your processes, people and agents to ensure you are not only fully compliant with current legislation but also not needlessly spending on customs clearances or agency fees.
Change can be painful for some teams, but I will guide your company and its agents to a new, more efficient system in as smooth a transition as possible. I even offer training so your team can be brought up to speed on everything they need to support your business.
Briefing, Training and Evaluating Your Customs Staff
If during the review process I find areas of improvement for your team or you decide your staff need a refresher course in customs compliance, I offer bespoke training sessions to suit your needs.
In my training sessions I create a fun environment where there’s no such thing as a silly question. I make it my personal mission to make sure that everyone comes away from a session having learned something valuable.
Your team is what keeps you from potentially incurring huge fines. Ongoing training and top ups in an ever-changing industry will be essential to the profitability of your business.
Reviewing or Replacing Your Freight Forwarder
Your freight forwarder can be your best friends or your worst enemies. I know a few myself, from the good, to the bad and the downright ugly. I know what things cost, I know what should be charged for a service and I know what a real rip off looks like.
If you’re concerned that you’re not getting value for money from your freight forwarder I can perform an audit and find out if there is a better provider out there for you. I can also help with the tendering process and conducting interviews to find your next supplier.
For anything customs and compliance related, let’s catch up over a coffee soon.