Customs Declaration Training

Customs Declaration training

The Chamber of Commerce network has partnered with some of the leading industry experts to launch brand new Customs Declarations Training designed to prepare businesses and trade professionals for the future of trade.

The way we trade with the EU is about to change, introducing the need for forms and processes not previously required. Up-skilled people are the key to continued training success once the UK leaves the EU.

Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU?

If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce can help. Our e-learning course will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration.

What you’ll learn

  1. Introduction to trade

  2. Business responsibilities

  3. Export process

  4. Import process

  5. Valuation

  6. Commodity codes

  7. Customs Procedure Codes

  8. Export and import controls

  9. Reliefs

  10. Preferences

  11. Customs simplified procedures

  12. Assessment

Cost for the e-learning course:

  • Accredited Chamber members £190 + VAT

  • Non-members £230 + VAT

About the e-learning course: The course is 5 hours of online learning with a range of modules. Once a candidate has successfully completed all modules they will receive a certificate of course completion. Candidates can work at their own pace and dip in and out as time demands, they can also complete the modules in an order that they prefer, as well as having the flexibility to review previous learning/go back to different modules if they wish.

NEW! Grants available: 

The next phase of the customs grant scheme is now open for applications. It sees a record £50 million investment as part of the measures to accelerate growth of the customs intermediary sector and help meet the increased demand it will see from traders at the end of the transition period.

Customs intermediaries – including customs brokers, freight forwarders and express parcel operators – as well as traders who complete their own declarations, are among those who can now apply for grant funding to support with recruitment, training and IT to handle customs declarations.

The grant can cover salary costs for new or redeployed staff, up to a limit of £12,000 per person and £3,000 for recruitment costs for new employees. This will help them to recruit new staff and train them up ahead of July 2021, when all traders moving goods will have to make declarations.

The grant scheme will continue to offer financial support for training costs to upskill staff and for IT that will allow greater efficiency. The grant for IT will cover expenses for increasing capacity or productivity for customs declarations, customs software, set-up costs, and related hardware.

Grants will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Applications will close on 3‌0 J‌un‌e 2021, or earlier if all funding is allocated. For more information on the scheme and how to apply, please read the guidance on GOV.UK.​ 

To book your e-learning course please contact: events@suffolkchamber.co.uk