Chamber customs vid

From January 1 2021 customs declarations are needed for all goods coming into or leaving the UK.

At Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, we deliver a specific customs declaration service ensuring that your custom clearance is accurate, timely and avoids additional costs through delays or errors.

With direct links to the HMRC Customs handling system plus all inventory linked ports in the UK, we can ensure that your goods - no matter whether they enter or leave the UK by sea, air or road - will be cleared for onward transportation smoothly. We can help you keep your time sensitive supply chains moving efficiently and economically.

With our extensive knowledge, reputation and wealth of international trade experience and technical expertise, we can help you keep your time-sensitive supply chains, moving efficiently and economically.

The service is offered direct to businesses and through freight forwarders, ensuring that customs clearance is accurate, timely and avoids additional costs through delays or errors.

Ensure you are in control of who is making customs declarations on your behalf and get in touch with us today.

We offer:

  • A high level of compliance and assurance for customers
  • Confidence on tariff and data entry to remove fiscal risk; backed by the technical expertise of the market leader in this sector
  • A wealth of international trade experience and expertise from across the trusted Chamber of Commerce network

Free Trade Agreement with the EU

The origin of goods being exported to the EU will be done by self-certification via a declaration on the invoice which must include a UK EORI number. For exports from the EU to the UK, EU exporters will use the REX system. This will also be used for goods entering Northern Ireland. The origin declaration will be similar to the UK-Japan agreement

Additional guidance

Introduction to importing and exporting using preference

List of countries that agreements have been made with, including links to the agreements. UK-EUR1’s will be used for all the treaties rolled over except for Japan and Turkey.

Claiming preferential rates of duty between the UK and EU

Temporary importing/exporting goods

Using CHIEF for declaring goods into or out of Northern Ireland

All of our customers can sit easily in their new sofas and armchairs thanks to the ChamberCustoms team.

We have been importing quality furniture from the EU for many years but on January 1, everything changed. The new customs regulations following Brexit meant this was no longer as straightforward a process.

The expert team at the Aberdeen & Chamber of Commerce helped us understand the complexities and produce the necessary paperwork. So far, they have enabled the safe arrival of seven shipments from Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Lithuania. They even helped us with a deferment account and postponed VAT accounting.

If you are involved in importing goods from or exporting goods to the EU, give the ChamberCustoms team a call.

Andersons House Furnishers (Inverurie) Ltd

You need an EORI number to move goods in and out of the UK.

If you do not have an EORI number, please apply to HMRC here:

If you already have your EORI number, please complete the following:

Looking for more?

This downloadable guide introduces ChamberCustoms, describes what changes businesses can expect to encounter and explains how to find more information.