HMRC Strict Approach to Compliance Obligations for IPR

A tribunal decision confirmed the strict compliance obligation for the IPR customs procedure. IPR is an extremely useful procedure as long as it is supported by strong internal compliance. Otherwise, it is a risky strategy as this case shows.

EU Customs Penalties: What’s the risk?

IAre you importing into different EU countries? If you do your level of exposure to Customs risk varies greatly. In the EU, customs penalties do not form part of the Union legislation on customs. Although customs legislation is harmonised, penalties for non compliance are left to each Member State.

HMRC Updates Commodity Codes

HMRC has updated certain Commodity Codes for imports into GB. You’ll find the list hereafter to check your internal records to maintain your compliance level. This does not apply to Northern Ireland. Customs Classification: Commodity Codes Classification has to be carried out by applying the General Interpretation Rules (GRI). Various online tools available (including HMRC)Continue reading “HMRC Updates Commodity Codes”

10 Steps to Customs Compliance

Customs compliance is about knowing the law that is applicable to your export or import, understanding the provisions, meeting your obligations and keeping evidence that you have duly followed the rules. In the spirit of simplification, we have prepare a crib sheet of 10 steps to Customs Compliance that will lead you toward compliance. You can explore Customs compliance further in our article What is Customs Compliance?