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Introduction to Customs Import and Export Procedures – with Mark Rowbotham of Portcullis ISC – 11th February, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Carlisle

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In line with global Customs initiatives as dictated by the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO’s SAFE Framework of Standards, HMRC are requiring all import/export traders to have suitably qualified or competent staff in their offices as part of ongoing Customs compliance requirements. In the light of global changes to Customs Import and Export regimes, this means that all traders involved in the import and/or export process must ensure total compliance with Customs regulations and regimes, and must have competent staff on their payroll.

Join Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and Mark Rowbotham of Portcullis ISC, on the 11th February 10am to 4pm at Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Lowther Street, Carlisle to learn how to be able to show evidence of documented Customs Import/Export procedures, as well as clear audit trails concerning international trade and supply chain activities, right down to import and export documentation including Customs declarations.

In the light of the intended withdrawal of the UK from the EU, this requirement has become much more prevalent, with HMRC making increasing compliance checks on importers and exporters alike. The emphasis on Authorised Economic Operator status means that freight forwarders and shipping agencies will themselves have to become more compliant with Customs Procedures, as well as being approved by HMRC to handle simplified procedures for the movement and declaration of consignments moving between the UK and the EU and vice versa.

Ignorance of Customs practices is no excuse. In line with global changes in Customs practices and an increase in areas such as electronic procedures, compliance and Customs risk, all importers and exporters must be aware of Customs practices and requirements, and must ensure that their staff are fully trained and knowledgeable in these areas.

This 1-day course is designed to acquaint staff involved in import and/or export activities with basic Customs procedures, as well as the overall global changes to Customs management and procedures as implemented by the SAFE Framework, the UCC and the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

The course will also enable traders to understand the implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and plan for global changes in Customs practice and procedures.

DELEGATES BENEFITING FROM THE COURSE: Managers, Import or Export Staff, Shipping Agents involved in the administration of Customs Issues


The International Supply Chain

Implications of INCOTERMS

The Revised Kyoto Convention

The SAFE Framework of Standards

The Union Customs Code

Electronic Declarations

Import Documentation

Import Procedures

Customs Debt

Export Documentation

Export Procedures

Customs Documentation

Customs Compliances

VAT Management and Compliance

Electronic Records

Documented Customs Procedures

The new CDS Customs Computer System

Responsibilities of Agencies

Responsibilities of Carriers

Responsibilities of Traders

Present Clearance Procedures

The Implications of Brexit

Advanced Cargo Information (ACI) Reporting

C-TPAT and ENS/EXS Requirements

Transitional Simplified Procedures

The Streamlined Export Process and Simplified Declaration Procedures (SDP)

Customs Freight Simplified Procedures (CFSP)

Financial Guarantees

Records & Documentation

Import Duty Reliefs

Customs Planning & Management

Competence and Awareness

Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status and approval

The delegate rate for this full day workshop is  £145 + VAT members / £245 + VAT non-members. Please note space is limited to 10 participants per workshop.

To book a place on this workshop, you will be directed to our third party event booking site. The information you provide remains the property of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce and will not be used by the third party in any manner.  To book your place(s) please – BOOK HERE


Should you have any questions regarding the above training, please do not hesitate to contact me catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk

Any cancellations must be received at least three working days before the event, otherwise you will be charged for non-attendance.

Chamber Business Solutions is also able to deliver bespoke and in-house training – with our highly experienced team of trainers and subject matter experts we are committed to assisting you get the business results you need to achieve. For further information on how we can help your business please contact catherynn@cumbriachamber.co.uk


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