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Customs and Excise

Expert help on the customs and
excise implications of international trade,
including HMRC enquiries.

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Customs and Excise

The world of customs is complex and subject to significant changes and frequent uncertainties. Yet businesses which trade internationally – whatever their size – must abide by ever-changing legal rules.

If you run a business that buys or sells goods, materials or ingredients which cross the UK’s borders, then Harwood Hutton can give you the best possible platform for stable growth and profit.

We support businesses on technical customs matters as they affect supply chains and compliance.

Procedures to manage and control these areas of compliance can deliver cost savings as well as supporting a ‘trusted trader’ status and minimising the impact of any unwelcome intrusion in the event of compliance failure.

 

A WORD ABOUT BREXIT

Whatever the shape of Brexit, customs duty will continue to be a direct cost to businesses, alongside the burden of creating and submitting compliant customs declarations. Only by taking control of their customs compliance can UK businesses have confidence they are well placed to grasp the opportunities of international trade.

 

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CUSTOMS: YOUR CLEAR PATH AHEAD

Ian Worth, Head of Customs and International Trade Consultancy, introduces the range of services we are able to offer importers and exporters.


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