Customs compliance

What do we do?

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We offer a vast array of customs and international trade solutions that deliver:

  • Make you feel comfortable working in the global market place
  • Enhanced customs compliance
  • Reduced administration costs
  • Optimised customs duty management
  • Sustainable best practice processes
  • Train your key people in this challenging environment of international trade compliance
  • Increase customs compliance internally through-out all deparments
  • Improved service levels
  • Reduced import duties
  • Enhance export licensing control compliance
  • Improved management information
  • Improved net margins
  • Increased competitive advantage
  • Reduced international freight costs

How We Can Help

Every business involved in the movement of goods between different countries is exposed to international trade regulations and to the customs duties and taxes imposed on most imports and some exports. Such exposure can prove extremely costly unless it is managed and controlled through careful and timely planning.  S&H LLP work closely with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and law firms and see a number of business already in trouble in some area of international trade regulations.  There appears to be two main reasons - they weren't aware of the law and/or the person who used to do it left.  Don't be in this situation. 

Often simply referred to as customs matters, the measures governing international trade go far beyond basic import and export procedures and the payment of duties; they impact a wide range of commercial policies and transactions and are material to the activities of almost every function of the business.  If your business is exposed to trade policy and customs considerations, can you answer the following questions with an unqualified "yes"? If not, you probably need our help to get the best out of your international trading operations:

  • Are you aware of the impact of customs, from product design through to the terms of delivery to your export customers?
     
  • Have you quantified the burden on your business of customs duties and compliance costs and their effect on your profits?
     
  • Are you taking advantage of all available means of minimising customs duties and compliance costs?
     
  • Does somebody in your organisation have responsibility for customs planning and compliance?

Significant financial savings and operational benefits await those companies which recognise not only the benefits of customs planning but the necessity of undertaking it as an integral part of the total business planning process.  We are able to provide a number of customs compliance consultancy and international trade business support services aimed at all levels of businesses from the SME to the multinational. The services are also graded to give our clients the widest possible options of tapping in to our professional team of advisors. We are also able to offer education and training options if required.

Capacity Team Building for International Trade Compliance increasing professionalism and linking not just the people with customs and/ or export control compliance functions and responsibilities but also aimed at linking the business into a forward facing whole.

Strong & Herd LLP are the FIRST in customs compliance able to offer tailored Industry Sector training and advice from experienced practitioners in your area of business: 

  • Friendly
  • Informed
  • Reliable
  • Supportive
  • Trusted

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0161 499 7000
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Strong & Herd LLP, Manchester International Office Centre
Styal Road, Manchester, M22 5WB