Option D: Procedural Health Check

No fancy consultancy fees. No open-ended arrangements with hidden charges. Strong & Herd offer a one day audit of your export or import procedures at a fixed-price, no-extras rate. One of Strong & Herd's partners will audit your export or import activities and draw up a no-holds-barred report giving a detailed assessment of areas that might require improvement at the same time, making sensible and achievable suggestions. Prices available on request for either a half-day review, full day audit style healthcheck with a written detailed report if required by your business submitted within 14 days of the visit. Travel costs may apply. Pick and choose from our standard healthchecks which can be adjusted as necessary or include a healthcheck in a business support package which can include training for staff on-site or in the public arena.

Export Excellence

  • Order acceptance procedure
  • Incoterms policy
  • Transport providers
  • Transportation costs
  • Compliance 1: documentation, statements of origin and preference, export presentation to Customs
  • Compliance 2: Intrastat, export licence/control system, aviation security, packing
  • Destination country aspects
  • Letters of Credit check

Import Essentials and Control

  • Purchasing from overseas techniques
  • Incoterm responsibility and costs
  • 'On the floor' costs of purchased goods
  • Payment of duties and VAT - verification
  • Time scale and logistical needs
  • Customs entry paperwork with guidance on reading forms professionally
  • Freight forwarder actions and performance
  • Import activity with a view to spotting missed opportunities for duty avoidance
  • Tariff classification of goods on which duties are calculated

Finance Department

  • Intrastat - EC trade statistics
  • Export payment policy
  • The ins and outs of letters of credit, bills of exchange
  • Export documentation: costs and fees
  • Vetting and approving charges for transportation, import entries, export presentations, etc received from forwarders, carriers and agents
  • Reading Customs import entries and learning the cost control aspects involved
  • Valuations rules for imported goods
  • Duty payments - legal avoidance
  • Deferment account control
  • CFSP (Customs Freight Simplified Procedures) cash flow benefits

Send us an Enquiry

This option can be discussed with you in a relaxed unpressured way, without any obligation on your part so that you can reach the best solution. You may also apply for a free visit to discuss your specific needs. Simply use our contact form and we'll get in touch with you.

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