With Rob Lawley – Head of International Trade at the Chambers.
Our borders are changing, the rules of the game are shifting, and traders need to build or reset their customs processes.
From 31 December 2020, the number of customs declarations made by traders is forecast to increase from 55 million to well over 300 million every year. Businesses that import or export goods will need to complete a lot more administration when clearing goods through UK Customs in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Staffordshire businesses who import/ export will need to get up to speed quickly to comply with the new customs declaration requirements.
To help with this there is a brand-new service, ChamberCustoms is a customs advisory, training and brokerage service operated by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which will help exporters do just that.
It is different from other brokerage services in that it harnesses the reach, expertise, and knowledge of the British Chamber network to offer a fast, reliable, and compliant service. All with the aim of helping our businesses maintain their competitive edge.
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is proud to be part of ChamberCustoms which is the only customs broker in the country to offer a ‘one stop shop’. We have direct links to all sea, air, rail and road ports and terminals in the UK. Businesses have enough to do operating in these unusual times which is why ChamberCustoms has been designed to help you stay in control whilst we do the hard work.
To find out more about Customs Declarations call 01782 202222 and speak to one of our team who can make Customs Declarations on your behalf. Alternatively click here https://www.chambercustoms.co.uk to visit the ChamberCustoms website.
If you want to talk to us about any business issues, you can call our switchboard on 01782 202222 or call the Stoke and Staffs Growth Hub Helpline on 0300 111 8002.