Brexit is officially underway and there is now a serious need to ensure that all exporters and importers dealing with the UK understand Customs Rules.
Most companies who are facing importing to and exporting from the UK have limited knowledge of customs procedures. Many companies over the last twenty five years have operated within the Single Market which has removed the requirement to understand how to complete customs forms.
Along with this, in order to move goods with the minimum customs requirements possible, companies are going to have to look to get approved as Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) or Trusted Traders as this is often referred to.
One of the recently introduced conditions for AEO status is that the applicant, or the person in charge of their customs affairs must have customs knowledge and training.
a. They must have 3 years’ experience as a guide
b. They must have Professional qualifications, undertake training and have passed an examination, consistent with the extent of their involvement in customs activities.
The essential features of training involve:
- Completing Import and Export Documentation
- How the clearance system works
- Information required by Revenue
- SAD auditing
- Classification of goods and application of tariffs
- Understanding Trade Agreements (particularly in the event of a new UK-EU Agreement)
- Qualifying for reduced rates under Trade Agreements
- Dealing with Customers and Suppliers
- Understanding the movement of goods whether by Road, Sea or Air
- Developing Customs Reports
- Understanding Duty Saving Opportunities
For further information please contact BDO.
BDO Ireland | September 6, 2018 | 0 comments