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International Trade

Customs Declarations Training

Is your business ready for Brexit?

Are you a customs agent? Or does your company use customs agents and intermediaries to help you trade with the EU?


If so, you need to know how to meet customs requirements fast and efficiently after the UK leaves the EU. There will be new processes to follow and new forms to complete.

We can help.
Our training will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple customs declaration.

Who’s it for?

  • Businesses looking to prepare for Brexit and new customs formalities.
  • Businesses currently trading with EU countries.
  • Anyone who needs an understanding of Customs regimes and how to complete a Customs declaration form.

Grant funding:
This is available from HMRC with up to 70% of training cost covered. Please note the availability of this funding is limited, and will close on January 31st.
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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

Face to face classroom courses (includes pre-course E-learning modules):

  • Accredited Chamber members £280 + VAT
  • Non-members £350 + VAT

Online E-Learning modules

5 hours of e-learning is available as standalone option. Offers flexibility to candidates who can work at their own pace, dip in and out as time demands and complete the modules in any order.

The cost of the online e-learning course is:

    • Members £190 + VAT
    • Non-members £230 + VAT
    • Bulk bookings discounts are available for members, training must be booked as a bulk order
    • 5 Candidates+ (5%)
    • 10 candidates + (10%)
    • 15 candidates+ (15%)
    • 20 Candidates+ (20%)

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Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that content is correct at the time of publishing (1 March 2019).

Learning content is reviewed on a regular basis and will be updated in line with learner feedback, political, legal or process changes.

You will need to discuss specifics with your professional body. When contacting your professional body inform them:

      • The duration of your course (depends on learning pathway)
      • Learners are assessed prior to certification
      • The courses have been designed and endorsed by leading UK organisations with support from the UK government

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

This training has been developed by 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 March 2019.

Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of this learning material, we do not accept any liability resulting from reliance thereon. The material is intended to provide an understanding of a particular subject matter, not as specific advice directly applicable to your own or client’s circumstances.

The material is in UK English only.

No qualifications are required.

Some experience of customs declarations and international trade is useful but not essential.

Face to face classroom courses (full day classroom delivery):

      • Accredited Chamber members £280 + VAT
      • Non-members £350 + VAT

Remember that you may be eligible for a Government Grant.
Depending on your company size, a grant could cover 50-70% of the cost of training your employees. Closing date for applications is 31st January 2021.
Click here for more information.

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