Customs Declaration Training

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Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 - 09:00 to 16:00

Customs Declaration Training


Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce


United Kingdom

Unless the UK remains in the Single Market and the Customs Union businesses that import and export will need to make customs declarations in the near future!

The annual volume of customs declarations is forecast to rise from 55 million to 255 million post Brexit with 138,000 UK businesses being required to make declarations for the first time. This will undoubtedly put a strain on the existing infrastructure.

Don’t get caught out! With the 31st October deadline fast approaching it is essential that businesses involved in international trade understand the process and costs involved so that they are ready for the new requirements. Whether you plan to make customs declarations yourself, or use an intermediary to do it for you, this workshop will give you the essential information needed to understand the process and complete a simple import or export declaration.


Delegates: anyone who needs an understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs declaration form.

Course pre-requisites: there are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course content is based on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Trade
  • Business Responsibilities
  • Export process
  • Import process
  • Valuation – explanation of the main methods and their application
  • Classification – determining the use of commodity codes
  • Using Customs Procedure Codes – use of appropriate CPCs
  • Export and import controls
  • Reliefs
  • Preferences
  • Customs simplified procedures – explanation of procedures and benefits

Course Objectives 

  • Demonstrate the gathering of information to complete a customs declaration using various example scenarios, covering both export and import, enabling learners to feel confident in their approach to their own declarations
  • Explore a number of typical problems and common errors when completing declarations, increasing their ability to apply best practice
  • Improve confidence and provide reassurance through an opportunity to bring specific questions or issues to the attention of the trainer

Assessment: no formal exam will be taken however delegates will get to complete simulated forms to ensure they can complete simple customs declarations correctly.

Has HMRC aproved this learning? Yes, HMRC has been involved in approving the content included in this learning .

This training has been developed by the training provider Knowledgepool and digital learning specialists Brightwave Group in collaboration with key industry partners. It has been made possible through HM Treasury and HMRC's investment in training provision in this area, to help increase capacity of the sector ahead of Brexit.

Please note: Pricing includes additional complementary access to a 3-hour online training course.

Cancellation Policy: Full cancellation charges will apply if cancelled within 14 days of the event

Cost of Event:

  • Chamber Member: £280.00 + VAT
  • Non-Chamber Member: £350.00 + VAT 
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