Preparing for Brexit - Import and Export Declarations

Preparing for BREXIT - Import and Export Declarations and other Customs Considerations

Any Brexit outcome, other than remaining in the Customs Union and Single Market, means companies trading between the UK and the EU27 will need to make import declarations.

This course provides an introduction to international trade and an overview of the information that needs to be provided for importing and exporting when the UK leaves the EU. It also covers the other customs considerations companies need to look into to minimise the disruptive effects of Brexit on supply chains such as Customs Warehousing, AEO and electronic import declarations (CFSP).

Why should you choose this course?

If you trade between the UK and the EU 27 and have never traded “internationally” before – you cannot afford not to attend. 

Who should attend?

Those responsible for ensuring their businesses continues to trade successfully between the UK and the EU27 Member States following Brexit. Senior / middle management. 

What is the course outcome?

To provide those attending with a greater understanding of international trade requirements and their options and requirements in preparation for Brexit however hard or soft it may be. 

What is the agenda?

The course will include:

  • Brexit - The scenarios and future position/timelines.
  • Customs Clearance Process for third country goods - using an agent or DIY
  • The information needed for import/export declarations and where to obtain it.
  • Classification, Preference and Valuation
  • Roles / responsibilities of actors in the supply chain
  • Hard Brexit – simplified declarations/postponed VAT etc
  • CHIEF VS CDS - Customs software changes affecting imports and exports.
  • Customs Warehousing - How does it work/How could it be used post Brexit
  • AEO and Trusted Traders.

 Who is the course leader?

Gavin Roberts, Director of Trade Flow Customs Consultancy Ltd

He has almost two decades of experience of helping companies that trade internationally remain compliant and minimise costs. He also provides customs retainers, training, AEO assistance, compliance projects and Brexit advice. After working in both a Big 4 and Boutique Customs consultancy Gavin started his own practice in 2014. He currently works with dozens of trade associations, retailers and importers and exporters. He is also a member of the Joint Customs Consultative Committee. 

What is the cost of the course?

techUK Members- £295.00 + VAT 

Non Members- £495.00 +VAT



“Gavin provided us with an interesting presentation on Brexit which has helped us to formulate our plans. I would definitely recommend attending one of his courses…“

Tim Strong, Business Development Director, Toolbank, Dartford.


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