Customs & Excise

Supporting your business through the transition

Hillier Hopkins LLP

Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisers

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As of 1st January 2021, UK-based businesses who receive goods from, or send goods to anywhere outside of the UK will be subject to the customs regime. Businesses need to prepare as many more shipments require the completion of import or export declarations in order to get goods through customs.

How can our customs declarations service help you?

For many businesses the new customs regime may mean an increase in the number of declarations they need to provide and with the current shortage of customs agents, existing providers may not be able to cope with the increased volume of work. However for businesses who have not had to do this before, the process can seem very complex and confusing.

Our customs team are here to help, whether you need a “back-up” to your existing customs agent to take on the extra declarations work, or you need help getting prepared for the volume of declarations that may need to be submitted.

Our services include:

  • Import declarations
  • Export declarations
  • T1 & T2 transit entry declarations
  • Safety and Security declarations (SSDs)

Why use the Hillier Hopkins customs declarations service?

Our experienced team offer a holistic service, making sure that your goods have the correct classifications so that you pay the right amount of VAT & duties. We also provide you with all of the declaration documentation, which is not routinely provided by freight forwarders. This means that you have the evidence you need to respond to any challenges by HMRC.

Our detailed knowledge of the customs regime also means that we can advise you on the most cost effective way to move your goods around. Take a look at our Customs advisory page for more information on how we can help.

How do the customs changes affect your business?

Importing goods into the UK? If you are bringing goods into the UK, then find out what you need to do next with our interactive Imports customs checker or download our Imports checklist. Should you require further information click here.

Exporting goods from the UK? If you are exporting goods from the UK to anywhere else, find out what you need to do with our Interactive exports checker or download our Exports checklist. Should you require further information click here.

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