From 1 January 2021 any UK businesses involved with importing or exporting goods will have to declare their shipments to HMRC. This is done in the form of a customs declaration, an official document, which lists exactly what is being imported or exported and provides information required to evaluate the safety and security aspects of the goods as well as to calculate and collect any applicable duty and VAT.
LCCI is part of ChamberCustoms - a brokerage service designed to help businesses to comply with import and export rules and lodge their customs declarations.
Customs declarations are legally-required forms which are used to accompany goods that are entering or leaving a market.
It is businesses’ responsibility to declare all movements of goods to HMRC promptly and accurately. This includes obtaining any applicable licences, permits and compliance with quotas. Incorrect declarations can lead to delays in clearing goods through ports and potential punitive action by HMRC.
Registration to LCCI's customs declarations service is free of charge. Costs will vary with the type of service required and the complexity of the declaration.
For example, mixed consignments will take longer to declare and may involve multiple certificates or permits. Export declaration fees start from £20.00 + VAT and Import fees from £45.00 + VAT per customs entry. Additional charges may apply depending on the service required.
We run a number of services at the Chamber which you may find useful for your business:
Click here to complete a short online form with your details. Once your form is submitted, a member of our Customs Declarations team will in touch to finalise the registration process.
For all enquiries, please complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you shortly: