Customs compliance training for EU and UK businesses

The 'Mini course on customs'

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What: This is a crash course on customs that will help you build a solid understanding of customs principles and how they work in practice in the EU-UK trade, all in one place. Sounds great, right?

Why: Because it is a key ingredient for all small and medium-sized businesses like yours, that are planning trading activities in 2022 and beyond. Moreover, it is also an excellent base for training those of you with little customs experience. Once purchased, useful links and pdfs are available, along with video subtitles. You also get free access to 250+ paid articles on the CustomsClear platform – and, you get certified!

Who: The course was developed by an international team of experienced trainers who deal with customs in the EU and the UK as consultants, lawyers, customs officials, and customs brokers. How can it get even better?

Content

Part 1 Introduction by Jessica Yang
The course starts with a short, animated video, on an Ireland-based small business run by George, alias ‘George's business’ during the course. It shows some considerations George's business has when preparing to import into the EU for the first time. We use George's business to help you contextualise what you will learn. Afterwards, Jessica sets the scene to help you place the course in the context of day-to-day business activities. 

Part 2 Authorisations and registrations by Anthony Buckley
You will learn about various customs registrations as well as authorisations that are relevant to businesses trading in the EU. You will learn about general topics that are relevant to all EU businesses, such as how to work with customs brokers and express carriers. Given the course’s focus on the practical implications of Brexit, this part will provide specific details on Irish and UK registrations. 

Part 3 Tariff classification by Eglė Pučkuvienė
You will learn about what classification is, why commodity codes are important, and how to allocate commodity codes to the goods you import/export. 

Part 4 Customs valuation by Monika Bielskienė
You will learn about what customs valuation is, why it matters, as well as how to determine the customs valuation of the goods you import/export.

Part 5 Non-preferential and preferential origin by Jessica Yang and Enrika Naujokė
You will learn about what origin is, why it matters as well as how to determine the preferential as well as non-preferential origin of the goods you import/export.

Part 6 Classification, valuation and origin from the UK’s perspective by Jessica Yang
This part will start with a quick recap on the Brexit timeline. It will then summarise the key differences in classification, valuation and origin rules between the EU and the UK. This part is relevant to EU businesses too, as it will show what their UK customers and suppliers are dealing with. Understanding classification, valuation and origin from the UK’s perspective will help EU businesses work better with their UK suppliers and customers. 

Part 7 Customs debt by Monika Bielskienė
Customs debt is defined in this session. This part will be of interest to the finance department of EU businesses, as it relates to the payment of customs duties. You will learn about when the debt occurs, how it is calculated, and how it is paid.

Part 8 Practical implications of Brexit and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement by Anthony Buckley and Jessica Yang
Here, we will address practical issues presented from both the EU and the UK side. You learn about the most common practical challenges facing businesses today and what they are doing to tackle them. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement is discussed in this session. 

Part 9 Customs declarations – UK by Toby Spink
Making customs declarations is a vital step in trading across borders. You will learn about the UK’s customs declaration systems to better understand what it takes to make a customs declaration in the UK, and how the process differs from making a customs declaration in an EU Member State.

Part 10 Customs declarations – EU, using Ireland as an example, by Anthony Buckley  
Finally, this part of the course will illustrate how customs declarations are made in the EU, using Ireland as an example.

After taking the course you will: 

  • Know the customs principles and how they apply to your day-to-day business;
  • Understand how customs registrations and authorisations work for businesses trading in the EU;
  • What classification is and the importance of commodity codes and how to allocate codes to the goods you import or export;
  • What customs valuation is and how to determine the customs valuation of the goods you import/export;
  • Understand the difference between preferential and non-preferential origin of the goods;
  • Customs debt: when it occurs, how it is calculated and how it is paid;
  • Know what customs declarations are needed for and how to complete them.

Investment

The investment for this knowledge is €1.050 (around 900 GBP). Money well invested, trust us! If you, as company, offer access to this course to two of your employees you enjoy 10% off*, for three employees - 20% off*, and for more employees please contact us to discuss.
*Email us at CKI@customsknowledgeinstitute.org to receive the discount code.

Need more reasons to believe?

Here are a few extra:

  • You will get two-month access, plenty of time to revisit the concepts should you need to; 
  • You will receive a certificate upon completion. Quizzes and tests are included to help you to test your knowledge. After answering more than 60% of the test questions correctly, you will be awarded a certificate; 
  • You will have the best customs experts to support you at a fingertip distance;
  • It was created specifically for you, is on-demand and fully remote, and accessible 100% online from the comfort of your home.
  • A personal career and corporate compliance start with knowledge. 

Happy learning!

Customs Knowledge Institute: 🔗 Customs Knowledge Institute is an Irish not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to bring together passionate customs practitioners for the purpose of enhancing customs knowledge. 📧 CKI@customsknowledgeinstitute.org  
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Six months until the new PEM rules of origin enter into force
26-05-2024

The new, revised Pan European Mediterranean (PEM) rules of origin will enter into force on 1 January 2025 for all parties of the PEM Convention. Traders importing and exporting within the PEM origin cumulation zone will be able to use the new, more business-friendly and flexible rules. Even when trading with countries that have not opted to use transitional rules.

Dr Anna Jerzewska

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Six months until the new PEM rules of origin enter into force
26-05-2024

The new, revised Pan European Mediterranean (PEM) rules of origin will enter into force on 1 January 2025 for all parties of the PEM Convention. Traders importing and exporting within the PEM origin cumulation zone will be able to use the new, more business-friendly and flexible rules. Even when trading with countries that have not opted to use transitional rules.

Dr Anna Jerzewska

origin
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Did you know that customs duties are one of the European Union's own resources? Therefore, when you challenge customs decisions to calculate customs duties, you are essentially challenging EU revenue. In this overview of a recent judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union, we answer the question of whether, in the event of a dispute with customs, the collection of import duties (customs duties and VAT) is suspended until the outcome of the proceedings is known.

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duties, taxes, violations
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This article continues the overview of certain aspects of the EU Customs Reform. In a previous article, the author described why and how the Commission intends to impose the obligations for importing goods on a single person, the importer in three variants: the regular importer, the deemed importer (for e-commerce) and the indirect customs representative representing both types of importers. In this article, the author focuses on the proposed import procedure, which consists of several consecutive steps.

Michael Lux

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BTOM Phase 2 - The Common User Charge
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On the 30th of April 2024, the UK Government introduced the second phase of Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) checks on goods entering the UK. The government has released details on the charges that will be levied for food and drink goods entering the UK from abroad, raising concerns from trade experts about the likely effect on smaller businesses and the UK’s post-Brexit trade.

Mark Rowbotham

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On the 30th of April 2024, the UK Government introduced the second phase of Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) checks on goods entering the UK. The government has released details on the charges that will be levied for food and drink goods entering the UK from abroad, raising concerns from trade experts about the likely effect on smaller businesses and the UK’s post-Brexit trade.

Mark Rowbotham

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Can a direct customs representative amend what he has declared, if he erroneously indicated the wrong person instead of the actual importer who empowered him?
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Human beings are prone to making mistakes. Mistakes in customs declarations are no exception. Customs law allows them to be corrected. But it is not that simple. Does it apply to all mistakes and to all people who make them? Read the details in the article below.

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Can a direct customs representative amend what he has declared, if he erroneously indicated the wrong person instead of the actual importer who empowered him?
21-04-2024

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Michael Lux

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